Due to the possibility of rain, the Pine Island Chamber of Commerce will host and sponsor Pumpkinfest on Mon., Oct. 9 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the barn and tent next to the Pavilion at the Pine Island Park, located on Kay Rd. The cost for participating children is $5 per child.
Pumpkinfest is a great way to celebrate the local harvest of pumpkins, and spend the day outdoors enjoying the warm sunshine and crisp fall air. The day will feature pumpkin painting, face and henna painting, crafts, a children’s bouncy house, games, a fire truck, an ambulance, a State Trooper, touch-a-tractor, local dance groups, the Orange County Sports Club, Karate Quest, ShopRite, ToysRUs, other organizations and numerous other activities.
Attendees can purchase food from various vendors and ice cream from Dairy O. The event will be held at the pavilion and the fields of the Pine Island Park where guests may also visit the park’s Butterfly Garden and playground area, complete with swings, slides and a play pirate ship.
First Annual Pine Island Pumpkinfest Princess Pageant
The day will also feature the first annual Pine Island Pumpkinfest Princess Pageant. To enter your child, email your child’s name, address, phone number, school, and community service record to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 258-7008. Contestants must be from the Town of Warwick and be between nine and 13 years old.
The Pumpkinfest Committee will randomly draw the names of five finalists one week prior to Pumpkinfest. Parents of the five girls will be contacted by email. Finalists need to be at Pumpkinfest where the fourth, third, second and first runner up, and then the name of the 2017 Pumpkinfest Princess will be drawn. All runner ups will be part of the Pumpkinfest Princess Court.
For more information about Pumpkinfest call Janet Zimmerman at 258-7008 or send an email to email@example.com.