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A celebration of pumpkins

October 09, 2009

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - The 16th annual Renfrew Pumpkin Festival will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, October 17, at Renfrew Park in Waynesboro, rain or shine.

The festival includes bluegrass entertainment by the Boro Boogie Pickers, pumpkin carving, games and other activities.

A lunch of traditional black bean or vegetable soup, homemade bread, cider and an apple is included in the price of admission, which is $7 for adults, $4 for children ages 4 to 12, and free for children age 3 and younger.

The"pumpkin-chuckin" trebuchet will run throughout the day. A scarecrow-making workshop will be offered. Participants may bring their own long-sleeve shirts, pants and hats, or use clothes provided.

Area bakers can enter Renfrew's fourth annual pumpkin baking contest, expanded to include the best use of pumpkin in any baked goods. Call Renfrew Museum at 717-762-4723 for contest rules and an entry form.

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For information, call the institute at 717-762-0373 or the museum at 717-762-4723.

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