Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Pumpkin Fest! Wasatch Community Gardens Annual Event Is Here!

Annual Wasatch Community Gardens Pumpkin Fest
Date: Sept. 25th 2:00 p.m. til dusk
Location: Historic Sandy Garden at 8880 S. 500 E.

Do you know your Mini Turk Turbans from your Long Island Cheese, or the difference between an Atlantic Giant and a Luminas? Neither do I, but I do know that the best place to get your Halloween pumpkin is at the annual Wasatch Community Garden Pumpkin Fest.

I’m no expert in Cucurbitaceae. I tend to classify my pumpkins as “orange, green and white.” But at Pumpkin Fest, you’ll find gorgeous gourds in exotic varieties—all at practically half what you’ll pay at the grocery store. Smooth-skinned, red blush, mottled green, knobbly or veined, your unique pumpkin will make your porch the envy of the neighborhood.

Pumpkin Fest is an ideal family activity. Kids can pick out their own pumpkins from the patch and get their faces painted. There is food and drink, live music and a variety of crafts (including some wicked Halloween Tie Dye).

This event is on my “must list” every autumn. My advice is to go in the afternoon rather than the evening. Word has spread, and this annual fest gets a lot of visitors. Go in time to get the best pick of the patch.


  1. Love it! Should we go together this year?

  2. I don't know much about the world of blogging but this idea looks very fun. Thanks for making me aware of it.

    I just went to a pastry shop that everyone seems to know about but it was the first time I had gone there. It's called Gourmandise and it's at 250 S 300 E. It has the most delicious creme puffs and cinnamon apple bread pudding. I will definitely be going back for more.

  3. Elisa! Love the feet photo - works so well with the feel of your colors and design. Yay! See you Saturday...

  4. What a fun blog! Thank you for sharing! I would be helpful if you included the town in which the events occur, not just the street address.

  5. I wish I could go with you! (Do they still do that Spooky Hollow wagon ride up in the Provo canyon at Sundance? I would kill for something like that around here.)