Fairies, witches and warriors unite at the annual Pumpkin Festival at 50th and France on October 25. The event pleases creatures of all ages, with trick-or-treating for the kids at local shops, face painting, balloon twisters, a cake walk, horse-drawn trolley rides, pin the face on the pumpkin, and, of course, killer costumes and a contest to choose the best of the best. In previous years, there has also been a monsters and minions zone. For Rachel Thelemann, executive director of the 50th and France Business Association, the costumes are always a highlight of the occasion. The event promotes togetherness and offers a fun and easy alternative to traditional trick-or-treating. “It’s a fun community event,” Thelemann says. “I enjoy watching people engage with their community.” Trick-or-treating begins at 10 a.m. All other activities take place between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Hot beverages will be provided courtesy of Caribou Coffee, but make sure to bring along a bucket or bag to fill with Halloween treats because this spooky adventure comes complete with handfuls of chocolate.
Find information about this and other events at 50thandfrance.com.