The City of St. Catharines is set to celebrate fall with crafts, games and more at Pumpkinville.
The City’s longest-running free family event takes place Saturday, Oct. 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Happy Rolph’s Animal Farm, 650 Read Rd. Hay diving, face painting, crafts, games, and more highlight this year’s Pumpkinville.
Meridian Credit Union will give free pumpkins to the first 500 families to use to enter the pumpkin carving contests. Carving tools will be supplied. Judging begins at 1:30 p.m.
The Niagara IceDogs hosts the scarecrow building station. Stakes, straw and clothing will be provided. Families are encouraged to bring old clothing and other accessories to give their scarecrow creations a little more style.
Admission to Pumpkinville is free. Some activities, such as family photos in the barn, food and beverages, include a small fee.
Parking is limited at Happy Rolph’s. However, free parking will be available at select nearby businesses. Signs will indicate which parking lots are available. A free park-and-ride shuttle bus service from the Grantham Lions Club, located at 732 Niagara St., to Happy Rolph's will also be available from 9:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Pumpkinville also offers a last chance to visit the farm animals of Happy Rolph’s. The animals return to their homes Sunday, Oct. 15.
Visit www.stcatharines.ca/Pumpkinville for a full list of activities.