Free fall family fun at Pumpkinville

Posted on Wednesday October 16, 2019

The City is set to celebrate fall with free family activities at the 31st annual Pumpkinville.

The City’s longest-running free family event takes place Saturday, Oct. 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Happy Rolph’s Animal Farm, 650 Read Rd. Hay diving, face painting, crafts, games, family photos and more highlight this year’s Pumpkinville.

The first 500 families will receive a free pumpkin to use to enter the pumpkin carving contest. Carving tools will be supplied. Judging begins at 1 p.m.

Stakes, straw and clothing will also be available at the scarecrow building station. Families are encouraged to bring their own old clothing and other accessories to give their scarecrow creations a little more style.

Admission to Pumpkinville is free. Some activities, such as pony rides, food and beverages, include a small fee.

Parking is limited at Happy Rolph’s. However, free parking will be available at select nearby businesses. Signs will indicate which parking lots are available. A free park-and-ride shuttle bus service from the Grantham Lions Club, located at 732 Niagara St., to Happy Rolph's will also be available from 9:45 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.

Pumpkinville also offers a last chance to visit the farm animals of Happy Rolph’s. The animals return to their homes for the winter after the event.

Visit stcatharines.ca/Pumpkinville for a full list of activities.

 

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