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Family Fun at Renfrew Pumpkin Festival on October 20

CUTLINE: Amber Naugle helped with carving pumpkins at the Renfrew Pumpkin Festival last year.



Family Fun at Renfrew Pumpkin Festival on October 20

Waynesboro - The 19th annual Renfrew Pumpkin Festival will be held Saturday, October 20 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Renfrew Park in Waynesboro, rain or shine.
The festival includes a full day of activities and fun for all ages. Visitors will enjoy bluegrass entertainment by Eric and Kate Avey of the Boro Boogie Pickers, pumpkin carving, games and other activities during the festival, which is a joint fund-raiser for Renfrew Institute and Renfrew Museum. A 50/50 drawing will be held during the event.
Visitors can try their hand at the corn toss game and pumpkin bowling. New this year is "Pumpkin Ping Pong," a fun game for all ages.
Kids will enjoy face painting and a corn necklace workshop, where children create their own naturally colorful corn necklaces using needles and thread. Tractor-drawn hayrides and photo board setups provide fun and great photo opportunities.
Another popular activity is the scarecrow-making workshop. Participants are encouraged to bring their own long-sleeve shirts, pants and hats, or use clothes provided.
"Used children's clothing works well for making the scarecrows," said event co-chair, Debbie Pflager. Straw and instructions are also provided.
A full lunch is included in the price of admission-soup, fresh bread, cider and an apple. This year, the festival will feature a new variety of homemade soup, traditional ham and bean, in addition to the vegetarian vegetable offered in past years.
Hot dogs, soda and coffee will be sold separately. In addition, a bake sale offers a variety of homemade goodies.
Pumpkins will be available for purchase, priced by size. A team of pumpkin artists will be on hand to help guests carve their pumpkins during the festival. Safe carving tools and adult supervision will be provided.
Admission is $8 for adults, $4 for children ages 4 to 12, and free for children age 3 and under. New this year, Renfrew Museum will hold an "open house" for tours from 11 a.m.-4 p.m., included with admission to the festival.
The event is underwritten by M & T Bank.
Parking is available in Renfrew's lower lot off Welty Road. Limited handicapped parking is available behind the Visitor's Center barn. For more information, call the institute at 717-762-0373 or the museum at 717-762-4723.

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