Decorate a Pumpkin and Win Money This Saturday

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The Great Pumpkin Festival is taking place this Saturday at 5:00 pm in Downtown Lafayette. This is your chance to decorate a pumpkin, show off your artistic ability and possibly win money. And the best part, your kitchen stays clean. No pumpkin mess to clean up. The weather is forecasted to be nice and cool. That means you could be celebrating fall in fall-like weather. You may need to bring a jacket and wear socks with your sandals, just in case. It will be in the mid-70s.

ArtWalk will also be going on this Saturday so feel free to stroll around downtown Lafayette check out artwork by local artists.

The Great Pumpkin Festival fundraiser will be held in Parc International. You can either bring a pumpkin that you already painted at home or you can paint a pumpkin at the event. There will be plenty of supplies to use in exchange for a donation. This contest is for anyone, children or adults are encourage to participate. There will be prizes for first, second and third place plus a special people’s choice award.  A panel of judges will decide the winners.

If you want to paint your pumpkin before the event, you can register early at You can also check out the Great Painted Pumpkin Festival Facebook page. The fee is $5. Early registration is not required, just makes life a little easier. So don’t worry, you can sign up for the contest at Pumpkin Festival. The winners will be announced at 6:30 pm.

You do not have to leave the downtown area when the festival ends. Stick around for Movies in the Parc featuring “Coco!” The movie will start just as the sun goes down.