Farnsworth Fall Family Festival Oct. 19
Rockland — The Farnsworth Art Museum invites everyone to attend its third annual Fall Family Festival Saturday, Oct. 19, from 2 to 5 p.m. in the downtown museum’s sculpture garden. The free event will be capped by a 5:30 p.m. parade down Main Street, followed around 6 p.m. by a pumpkin lighting.
The Farnsworth’s sculpture garden will be transformed into festival grounds. There will be free-style pumpkin carving, face painting, crafts, live music by The Rusty Hinges and refreshments provided by Home Kitchen Café. Families will be able to have their pictures taken with life-size cut outs of “The Wizard of Oz” characters and will be able to watch the television special “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” in the museum auditorium.
Beginning at 5:30 p.m., a parade will take place on Main Street, departing from the sculpture garden. Families are invited to participate in the parade by wearing costumes and masks. Some masks will be made available thanks to Shoestring Theatre, which will be teaching an after-school workshop the week leading up to the festival and parade. When the parade ends, the group will return to the sculpture garden for the lighting of the pumpkins, at approximately 6 p.m.
In case of rain, activities will take place in the Gamble Education Center, located at the corner of Grace and Union streets. For more information, call 596-0949 with any questions or visit farnsworthmuseum.org/children-family-programs.
Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or firstname.lastname@example.org.