Pumpkins carved during the Farnsworth’s Fall Family Festival on Saturday, October 20, will be illuminated as jack-o’-lanterns at dusk that day.
Pumpkins carved during the Farnsworth’s Fall Family Festival on Saturday, October 20, will be illuminated as jack-o’-lanterns at dusk that day.
The Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland invites families with children ages 4 to 9 to attend the second annual Fall Family Festival on Saturday, October 20, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the sculpture garden on the grounds of the museum. The festival is free of charge.

There will be freestyle pumpkin carving, a labyrinth constructed of hay, a corn-hole beanbag toss with prizes for every child, music by the band The Rusty Hinges, a hands- on seasonal craft activity, face-painting and food - fresh pizza made and sold on site by The Uproot Pie Co, cupcakes sold by the Sabrosa Cupcake Co., and lobster rolls, crab rolls, barbeque pork sandwiches and clam chowder sold by Graffam Brothers Harborside Restaurant. Later on, all are invited back to the sculpture garden at dusk for the lighting of the carved pumpkin jack-o'-lanterns and light refreshments.

New this year is a pumpkin recipe contest. Prizes will be awarded in the categories of sweets, savories and most creative use of pumpkin. Prepared recipes will be judged during the daytime festivities from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the winners will be announced during the evening pumpkin lighting. Participants must be 18 years or older to enter the recipe contest. Rain date is Saturday, October 27. For more information on the recipe contest or to volunteer, call Niki Janczura at 596-6457, extension 143.