Washougal, WA – Princesses, superheroes and witches, oh my! Local families are invited to wear their Halloween costumes and receive their very own FREE pumpkin at the annual Downtown Washougal Pumpkin Harvest Festival on Saturday, October 27 from noon to 3pm at Reflection Plaza. The event will take place rain or shine and is presented by City of Washougal and the Downtown Washougal Association.
Nearly 1,000 pumpkins will be on hand thanks to a generous donation from Columbia River Realty and City of Washougal support. A straw hay maze will be created for kids to walk through to select their special pumpkin. All pumpkins are free, one per child, while supplies last.
“The Pumpkin Harvest Festival has grown in popularity each year,” said Rose Jewell, event organizer and City of Washougal Assistant to the Mayor and City Administrator. “It is wonderful to see so many Washougal families come out and enjoy this fun event.” Previously held Wednesday afternoons during elementary school early release, last year the event was moved to Saturday and saw an increase in participation with entire families able to attend.
The event is completely free and will also feature carnival games with candy and toy prizes run by student and community volunteers, face painting, balloon animal makers sponsored by IQ Credit Union, apples donated by Washougal Family Dental, popcorn from the Washougal Fire Department, a selfie station and more.
“We love to host events such as this in downtown,” said Heena, DWA president. “After families enjoy the activities at Reflection Plaza, many stay to explore shops and restaurants in downtown Washougal.”
Volunteers are still needed. If you would like to help please contact .