Halloween is one of those holidays that brings out the kid inside all of us. It’s the perfect excuse to dress up in the most charming or scary outfits out there. Almost all countries around the
The origins of the pumpkin patch event dates back to hundreds of years ago, where superstitions were revered, and any and all supernatural and explainable events were dealt with, by performing rituals, having specific symbols, or praying to gods and goddess to ward off bad omen. Many Asian countries wrote down symbols in their home’s doorways, or had two statues on both sides of their gates to repel evil. Other countries, like in Egypt, believed that cats were the guardians of the underworld, as cats represented their cat Goddess, Bastet, who was known also as the goddess of protection against contagious diseases and evil spirits.
In the fall, the Irish carved sinister faces into their turnips to ward off mythical spirits, like Stingy Jack, and other unwanted visitors who were said to wander the Earth after being barred from both Heaven and Hell. The lore of the Jack-O-Lantern tale is said to be a scary one. Thankfully, as time passed by, the tradition evolved, and pumpkins were then used instead of turnips, and the tale became more of a fun event for family and friends to participate in. Pumpkins are also a much cooler looking vegetable and became a central part of the Halloween celebration, thus the event gave birth to the “Pumpkin Patch” event, which features many activities throughout the course of the festivities.
Here in Colorado, there are many areas that are known to have the best corn on the cob. which could mean that there are going to be corn fields, a great thing for the “Pumpkin Patch” events, as traditionally they are set up to have fun mazes in the corn fields, where they create a trail through the maze and you go through the trail trying to get to the end. You can get messed up, though, because they have different trails, some not leading to the end.
This year, the “Pumpkin Patch” event will be on Saturday October 19th, from 10 am til noon at the Gunnison Valley Hospital, 711 N. Taylor St. Gunnison. The event features a number of big attractions such as a pumpkin hunt for lucky prizes, tours of the GVH pedriatic space, photo booths, maze/labyrinth walks, pumpkin picking, pumpkin decoration, and lots and lots of yummy treats.
So with this event coming up, we hope that you can plan out your schedule to visit the “Pumpkin Patch” event on October 19th with your family and friends. Kids in the pumpkin patch can find their pumpkin and pick it off the vine. They can take it home and carve it into all different kinds of design, a perfect treat for your Halloween house decoration.
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