Submitted by Rene Carroll
City of Washougal is inviting local families to the annual Downtown Washougal Pumpkin Harvest Festival on Saturday, October 26 from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Reflection Plaza. Everyone is encouraged to come in their Halloween costume. The event will take place rain or shine and is presented by City of Washougal.
Nearly 1,000 free pumpkins will be available for children thanks to generous donations from Columbia River Realty, Dental Excellence and support from City of Washougal. A straw hay maze will be created for kids to walk through to select their special pumpkin. Pumpkins are limited to one per child, while supplies last. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
“The Washougal community really enjoys our family fun events such as The Pumpkin Harvest Festival,” said Rose Jewell, event organizer and City of Washougal Assistant to the City Manager. “It continues to grow with more sponsors and partners and each year we add new fun activities!”
The event will feature carnival games with candy and toy prizes, balloon animal makers sponsored by IQ Credit Union, apples donated by Washougal Family Dental, popcorn from the Washougal Fire Department, safety treat bags from Washougal Police Department, a selfie station and more. Other sponsors include Rivertalk Weekly and Washougal Business Association.
Volunteers are still needed. If you would like to help please visit the WBA website at https://www.washougalbusinessassociation.com/volunteer/ or contact Jewell at Rose.Jewell@cityofwashougal.us.