14th Annual Pumpkin Fest Celebrates Autumn
Last updated 11/1/2019 at 12:58pm
Saturday brought a chilly damp start to the 14th Annual Hollidaysburg Borough Pumpkin Fest. But that didn't deter folks from coming out to celebrate autumn and harvest time.
Vendors, mostly non-profits, stretched along Allegheny Street for nearly four blocks from Front Street to just shy of the Post Office. Worthy returning organizations included Home Nursing's Healing Patch "Patched Together" program, promoting "A day of music" at the Bavarian Hall in Altoona on November 16th (patchedtogether.com), along with the Scarecrow Workshop by Boy Scout Troop 34 of Hollidaysburg. Tom Scarbro, Scout Master, said this is their only fundraiser each year to raise money for troop activities. New to downtown Hollidaysburg, "From the Heart Companion Service," offered fun for children with Pumpkin Golf to test putting skills.
The rock climbing wall offered thrilling fun, two live entertainment stages offered nearly non-stop music and dancing, and a petting zoo with a very furry angora rabbit, goats and more drew curious children.
As the day continued into the afternoon, rain clouds departed, welcoming blue skies to wrap up a successful PumpkinFest.