Save the date for Portland Farmers Marketâ€™s Great Pumpkin Event, sponsored by the City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainabilityâ€™s â€œInclude the Foodâ€ campaign to launch citywide food scrap composting. The event will feature a free pumpkin carving contest and childrenâ€™s costume parade. Kids get the chance to carve their own pumpkins and practice the art of composting by scooping the seeds straight into a Portland Composts! kitchen pail. Enjoy games, prizes, giveaways and an appearance by â€œBlaze,â€ the mascot of the Portland Trail Blazers. Free pumpkins and carving tools provided.
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Activities will happen rain or shine.
Pumpkin carving: 9 a.m.- noon (or as long as pumpkins last)
Costume parade for children: noon -12:30 p.m. Bring your ghosts and goblins to the information booth at noon to join the parade through the Market.
Prizes will be awarded: 12:30 p.m. for best carvings. Pumpkins must be carved on-site in order to be eligible.
Portland Farmers Market hours: 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Portland Farmers Market at Portland State University: near the music stage in the center of the Marketâ€™s north block. The Saturday Portland Farmers Market is located at Portland State University in the South Park Blocks between SW Hall & SW Montgomery.
All Portland-area children and adults are invited to carve a pumpkin. The costume parade is open to children. This event is sponsored by Portland Farmers Market and the City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainabilityâ€™s â€œInclude the Foodâ€ campaign to launch citywide food scrap composting.
Information about curbside food composting and changes to the Cityâ€™s curbside collection service will be available at the Include the Food information table during the event. For more details on food composting, please visit www.portlandcomposts.com.