The Pumpkinteers (aka Friends of Silvermont) have been busy on-site at Silvermont for the last 2 weeks setting up for Pumpkin Fest. They are excited to welcome you Friday October 7 for our opening night, starting at 6 pm through 9 pm. Please join us Saturday October 8 for the second night, if you can’t make Friday. Pumpkin Fest will also be open the remaining Friday and Saturday nights in October, but the weather looks really good this weekend, and usually the opening weekend has smaller crowds, so it is a good time to come.
Here is the poster you may have seen around town, advertising the event. We hope you will support Silvermont Park and historic mansion by coming out to enjoy the beautiful music, lighted pumpkin trail, tours of the mansion and second floor museum, food trucks and coffee house treats and all the kids activities.
This is the 7th year of Pumpkin Fest and the price is still a low $5 per person 2 years or older (cash), and $5.25 for credit/debit. On-site parking is $5/car, but free parking is close by at church and Comporium lots just a block or two away.
We have kept the cost low to help families be able to attend, but donations to help Friends of Silvermont are always welcome, to support the mission of improving and maintaining Silvermont Park and historic mansion. Donation boxes will be located at the cashier tables and in the mansion.
We are very excited to have Nikki Talley and Jason Sharp provide their special music both October 7 and 8.
Food options include Cup and Saucer both nights and:
Friday: Toasted Cuban and Jenny Mini Donuts
Saturday: Feta Flav, Big Pasta Cup and Glykalogy Donuts.
Especially cool is that students from the BHS Interact Club, BHS Drama and RHS National Honor Society are helping as trail actors, face painters, and in other volunteer roles, as they did last year. We are very grateful for their energy and assistance. We also have some community members dressing up in White Squirrel costumes and other non-scary costumes and roaming the trails. If you’d like to volunteer, we can always use more help, just contact email@example.com or message us on Facebook at the Silvermont Park FB page.
We do have trail lights, but a flashlight is not a bad thing to have, and we ask that visitors DO NOT go into the lighted exhibits as we have a lot of wires and cords and don’t want people to trip or damage the exhibits. We have created some photo op areas that will help folks take good photos in a safe way.
See you at PUMPKIN FEST!!!! Please spread the word and tell your friends. It’s a great family or date night activity, fun for all ages.