Celebrate the season at Weston Harvest Festival

Sean Esslinger with some pumpkins he and his family carved at last year’s Harvest Festival. —Mary Nosenzo photo

Norfield Children’s Center is hosting an old-fashioned fall treat on Saturday, Oct. 13, a Harvest Festival from 2 to 6 p.m. for the whole family to celebrate the season.

The event is being held at the Weston Historical Society’s Coley House on Weston Road.

For a small entrance fee, there will be lots of activities, including a pumpkin decorating contest. Prizes will be awarded in two categories, Kids and Family. The judging of the Pumpkin Parade will happen at 4 p.m.

Games include a quarterback challenge (a target placed at one end of the field, and a toss line that moves continuously farther back), candy cornhole toss, a scarecrow building race, seed spitting contest, and a timed challenge to find a (larger than average) needle in a haystack.

There will be an arts and crafts tent. A fall collage, featuring a variety of natural and autumnal art materials, will let all artists flex their creative muscles, and the results will later be displayed at the Weston Public Library.

Attendees may make a pumpkin print magnet to take home, and face painting will be available for those who prefer to be the canvas.

The festival includes a baked goods sale, wine tasting sponsored by Georgetown Package Store, and folks can buy guesses as to how many candy corns are in a jar.

Some local craftspeople will have wares on display. A few Halloween classics will be playing in the movie tent, and there even will be a few surprises.

For more information, call Mary Nosenzo at (203)227-7047.

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