50th & France is the place to be for fun, family-friendly fall festivities. Throughout the month of October, kids and grown-ups alike can enjoy three notable weekend events: Pumpkins on the Plaza, Llamas on the Plaza and Trick-or-Treating.
The second annual Pumpkins on the Plaza will take place on October 8 from 10 a.m.–3 p.m., when families are invited to the Plaza at Nolan Mains for pumpkin painting. While there will be some pumpkins available for walk-ups on a first-come, first-served basis, families are encouraged to pre-register to reserve a pumpkin and guarantee a spot at the event. Register at 50thandfrance.com.
The popular Llamas on the Plaza is back again this year, on October 22. (And November 19, if you’re not available in October.) Taking place from 10 a.m. to noon at the Plaza at Nolan Mains, guests will have the opportunity to interact with llamas from Weeping Willow Acres—walking, feeding and taking photos with the llamas while learning more about these unique animals. No registration is required. (Please note that while llamas love people, they don’t do well with dogs, so please leave your furry friends at home.)
And on October 29, the entire shopping district of 50th & France will be open for trick-or-treating. Kids and adults alike are encouraged to dress up in their Halloween costumes and trick-or-treat at area businesses throughout the day.
These all-ages events are free and open to the public, taking place at the Plaza at Nolan Mains.
The 50th & France District, France Ave. S. and W. 50th St.; 50thandfrance.com