Let's Give 'em Pumpkin to Talk About!
Happy fall ya'll! October has officially arrived and the temperatures have finally aligned with the calendar. This Saturday's Fall Festival is an opportunity to shop for all your favorite seasonal products; enjoy fun crafts and games for the kids; take in a healthy cooking demonstration with Grunow's Kitchen; and catch a patriotic performance by the Fifes & Drums of York Town! Head down to Riverwalk Landing from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. to take part in the fun. Here is the complete schedule of events which includes hayrides, face painting, inflatables, alpacas, and more!
NEW this year, you can Guess the Weight of the Giant Pumpkin! Stop by the York County Tourism information table starting at 8 a.m. to put in your best guess for the whopper of an attraction generously donated by a master gardener out of Gloucester. Shortly after 1:00 p.m., we'll announce the winners who answered closest to the weight (without going over). Market bounty will be awarded to first, second, and third place guesses.
In the spirit of community, several market vendors and artists have contributed to a locally sourced prize package that rivals the size of the actual pumpkin!
1st Place Winner
Artist - Chanée Hall: Tree of Life Pendant
Artist - Barbara Meier: Fused Glass Trinket Tray
Artist - Billy Ruby: $15 Gift Card
Artist - Kino Alpacas: Pair of Alpaca Gloves
Artist - Rachel Oney: "Meet me at the Market" Print
Artist - Ray Sabourin: Wooden Puzzle
Author - Dawn Brotherton: "The Obsession" Book
Blind Babe Bakery: Loaf of Lemon - Rosemary Bread
Carrot Tree: Caramel Apple
Coastal Thirst: $15 gift card
FiDough Gourmet Dog Treats: Pumpkin Dog Treats
Gourmet Sofrito: Jar of Gourmet Sofrito
LMNz Twizted Pretzel: Cinnamon Chip Pretzel with Pumpkin Dip
Millie B's Desserts: Small Orange Cake (pumpkin shaped)
Momma Holland's Morsels: Pumpkin Patch, Virginia is for Oatmeal Lovers, Monster Munchie, County Fair & Chocolate Peanut Pudder Cookies
NY Baker: 4-pack Cupcakes (Pumpkin, Apple Pie, Vanilla Spice, and Oreo)
Parker Family Farm: Dozen Farm-Fresh Eggs
Penn Farm: Festive Variety of Seasonal Produce
Some Thins Potato Chips: House Blend, Crab, and Salted Bags of Chips
Virginia Bread Company: Beer Boule made with grains from Alewerks Brewing Company
2nd Place Winner
Allen's Farm: Basket of Assorted Pumpkins and Squash
Wilson's Farm: Beautiful Mum Hanging Basket
3rd Place Winner
Sweet Temptations by Teresa: Basket of Sweet Treats including Pumpkin Brownies