Hundreds of pumpkins found a home during the annual Arbuckle Pumpkin Festival held Sunday, Oct. 1.
“It started out slow in the morning but things are picking up,” said Jackie Gonzalez of the Arbuckle Revitalization Committee, which hosts the event each year.
Community members came out for the pumpkin hunting adventure in the LaVanche Hursch Park and to take the opportunity to snap a few autumn themed photos.
“Its great to see everyone come out and enjoy the day,” said Gonzalez.
Children enjoyed picking the perfect pumpkin, getting their faces painted, and eating treats from Sweet Bean’s Bakery, who also cooked a lunch for the event.
“Jenna’s face painting was a huge hit with the kids,” said Debbie Charter of the Arbuckle Revitalization Committee.
Adults took the opportunity to browse vendors who braved the north wind.
“It’s quite windy today, but I am glad to be out here,” said Christina Mencia who was selling handcrafted Halloween and holiday themed wreaths. Other vendors included an Avon dealers, other handcrafted items, olive oil, and honey.
With pumpkins on their way to haunt the porches of their new homes, the Arbuckle Revitalization Committee is gearing up for its annual Train Depot BBQ and Car Show held at 10 AM on Sunday, Oct. 29. ■