Brentwood’s 2nd Annual Pumpkin Festival is a celebration of the Fall season combined with everything we love about Halloween. Got-A-Party presents the festival which is best described as old fashioned, meeting the ecclectic, paired with a dash of something spooky.
The result is a truly unique experience. The festival features a pumpkin patch and a petting zoo starring adorable triplet piglets, baby ducks, goats and chickens.
Guests can also enjoy pony rides, face painting, gem mining, an inflatable bounce zone, a kiddie train, Nerf Ball cannons, peddle car races, tricycle races, a kiddie train, and more.
The spooky is separated from all of the fall festivities, so if you want to bring your kids you don’t have to worry about them seeing anything scary. It is a perfect family oriented event that offers separate spooky entertainment.
Guests can visit the shack of the gypsy fortune teller, Madame Serena, who can tell you future, read your palms and find answers in her crystal ball. Madame Serena gained her “sight” from her great grandmother, who is pictured in her shack, overlooking all of the fortunes that the gypsy tells. After you have your fortune read, you can purchase fun potions the gypsy herself has conjured.
Madame Serena will leave you with a complimentary token that will give you additional sight into your own future.
The event is not all about entertainment. Jennifer Derksen, one of the organizers of the event says her favorite part of the festival is “giving the community a place to celebrate Halloween.” She also loves that the event is all about “giving back to the community.”
Proceeds from the event help support 25 non-profit and fundraising groups. The festival is still in need of volunteers and non-profit groups to help this year. This is also a great way to get high school community service hours done.
For more information please call 516-7664 ask for Tom, Fancy or Tonya.
Halloween wouldn’t be Halloween without a haunted house. Sean Paulus, sponsors and hosts The Sanctuary of Fear, a haunted house that is flat out scary.
Admission and parking to the festival is free. Attractions are priced as follows. Rubber Duck Races $2, Trike races $2, Go Karts $2, Train $3, Tattoos $3 and up, Gem mining $3- $5, inflatables $5 per hour, rock wall $5, cannons $5 for 10 balls, petting zoo $5, and pony rides $5.
Admission to the haunted house is $10 for first entry and you will receive a wristband for the rest of the month which will allow you to enter half price. The Sanctuary of Fear is open Friday-Saturday from sundown to the Brentwood Pumpkin Festival’s close.
The Brentwood Pumpkin Festival will run from October 4th up to and including October 31st. The operating hours will be Friday and Saturday 10am to 10 pm and Sundays 10am to 9pm. Monday through Thursday hours are 3pm to 10 pm with limited attractions.
The event is located at Technology Way and Brentwood Blvd. (Across from Jack In The Box & Behind Auto Zone)
For more information about the Brentwood Pumpkin Fest visit their Facebook page
By Amy Schrader
Arts & Entertainment Editor
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