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Pumpkin Festival returns to Oak Lawn

PumpkFest is fall staple Oak Lawn.  |  Supplied pho

Pumpkin Fest is a fall staple in Oak Lawn. | Supplied photo

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Updated: October 16, 2013 9:49AM



For one Saturday in October, Oak Lawn’s Village Green will turn orange.

That’s because the sixth annual pumpkin festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 19. Any and all things related to pumpkins will be featured prominently.

Dee Adasiak, assistant to the director of public works, is in charge of the event.

“We’ll have a pumpkin patch where you can buy pumpkins. We’ll have small pumpkins, large pumpkins, specialty pumpkins, which are different-colored pumpkins,” she said.

There will be a couple of food vendors, but the event is “very small scale” compared with Fall on the Green, she said.

Boy Scouts will sell hot dogs and walking tacos, a Girl Scout troop will have a pumpkin bakery in the gazebo, and Christensen’s Popcorn wagon will sell popcorn and snow cones, Adasiak said.

A vendor selling pumpkin-themed yard decorations also is expected.

For fun, there will be a 90-foot-slide, a spinning pumpkin ride and a pumpkin-themed jumpy attraction, she said, as well as pony rides.

“We’ll even have a milk-the-cow game for the kids,” she said.

Apples will be handed out to kids, too.

The event is open to all, with a focus on families with younger children.

“I’d say (age) 11 and younger,” Adasiak said.



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