Date: Sept. 25th 2:00 p.m. til dusk
Location: Historic Sandy Garden at 8880 S. 500 E.
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.