Join Cornelius Nursery for its annual fall community event, Pumpkin Fest! The fun-filled Saturday will feature a number of family-friendly activities to celebrate the arrival of the harvest season.
Members of the community are invited to enjoy these free activities:
Arts & crafts: Pie pumpkin decorating and create your own pumpkin face paper plate
Pansy planting: Take home your own 4-inch fall flower
Mad Science interactive demos like “Give Us A Hand!”, a liquid to solid chemistry experiment, and “Dry Icecapades!” where air is trapped and released from bubbles
Harvest games: Ring around the pumpkin toss
Pumpkin patch photo booth with props & accessories
Costumed characters: Superheroes, princesses and more
Giveaways: Guess the weight of the big pumpkin for the chance to win a gift card
Seasonal treats: Complimentary popcorn
Plus, reserve a spot in the pumpkin decorating workshop to design and take home your own special centerpiece. Each participant will receive a premium pumpkin, a choice of embellishments and four yards of Cornelius’ famous decorator ribbon to assemble a one-of-a-kind seasonal decoration. The cost for this workshop is $50; registration begins in late August at corneliusnurseries.com.
The store will also have a wide selection of pumpkins, gourds, squash, scarecrows, autumn flowers, such as pansies and mums, and more décor available for purchase to decorate your home and garden for fall.