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Innsbrook hosts Great Pumpkin Palooza this Saturday

Enjoy great food, live music, and a “punkin dunkin” contest where pumpkins are launched in the air.

Trevor Dickerson



From the Innsbrook Foundation:

On Saturday, October 29th, Innsbrook’s Great Pumpkin Palooza is bringing pumpkin patch fun and games right to your neighborhood! The Innsbrook Foundation is teaming up with the American Cancer Society during Breast Cancer Awareness Month to provide a harvest style, family-fest for all to enjoy.

Families and friends will be kept busy all day with the multitude of seasonal activities provided. A returning favorite is the Annual Punkin Dunkin! Local engineering firms and high schools are reuniting to put on the greatest pumpkin launching display in Richmond for the third year of the competition.  Teams from around Richmond will test their engineering skills and launch pumpkins up to 700 ft.  to be crowned the Punkin Dunkin Champions! Winners will stay after the competition to allow the public to launch their own purchased pumpkins from the Palooza pumpkin patch, proceeds benefit American Cancer Society.

Punkin Dunkin Competition begins at 11:00am.  Public launchings will begin following the competition with pumpkins available for purchase at our pumpkin patch.  Small pumpkins: 1 for $3 or 2 for $5.  Jack-o-lantern size pumpkins $10.  All money purchased from the pumpkin patch goes directly to the American Cancer Society.

The Palooza will be home to traditional festival fun like pony rides, petting zoos, and bouncy houses for the kids.  Also, enjoy the trickery of our rock climbing wall as you try to find the fastest way to the top! Accompanying the activities will be live music provided by our battle of the bands contest with Godwin and The Steward’s Schools’ Jazz Band returning.

Classic festival cuisine will be available on site with local restaurants: The Grapevine, Gregory’s Grill, Sweet Lou’s Kettle Corn, and Halligan’s Bar and Grill. Don’t forget to complement your meal with a sweet treat or an adult beverage of your choice.  Whether you have a gyro or funnel cake in hand, take them to go and peruse the varying local businesses showing the best they have to offer.

Explore the beautiful creations by local jewelry makers and other craft businesses to find that unique gift or decoration for your home.  See what programs may be available for children from dance academies to taekwondo, while getting acquainted with health professionals and other new businesses from your community.

Innsbrook’s Great Pumpkin Palooza is FREE to attend, but look for every opportunity to participate and donate to the American Cancer Society.

Read more here.

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Trevor Dickerson is the Editor and Co-Founder of RVAHub.