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On the last weekend in October, families flocked to Green Bluff navigate a corn maze, ride ponies and pick apples and pumpkins before the end of Apple Festival at Walters’ Fruit Ranch.
Bed Bath & Beyond has removed pumpkins painted black with white mouths following complaints they were offensive because they resembled blackface.
Downtown Spokane is bringing autumn activities to the city during the second-annual Fall Fest.
Spokane area families braved rain, puddles and mud Sunday afternoon to pick out their carving pumpkins before Green Bluff’s fall activities wind down to a close.
The annual Halloween coloring contest drew 220 entries. It was a tough task for the judges to pick the best.
Take it from those who love it most: The Spokane County Interstate Fair will grow on you – much like the pumpkins in the Agriculture Building.
Halloween and fall decor comes out with bats, witches, spider webs and jack-o’-lanterns appearing on porches and lawns. But the past few years I’ve noticed a rather alarming trend – ghostly white pumpkins.
A fall trip to Greenbluff for pumpkins and apples is practically obligatory. But, it’s not the only place to go to find your perfect jack-o’-lantern.
Chewelah, Washington will attempt to set a Guinness World Record for having a continuous line of carved and lighted pumpkins.
The fields of pumpkins sprawling across the hillside at Walter’s Fruit Ranch in Green Bluff are early this year, bright splotches of color signaling the ripeness of the gourds with weeks to go until Halloween. The hot, dry weather has been making crops ripen weeks ahead of schedule all summer. It was particularly bad in July, when growers had to harvest cherries weeks before the annual Cherry Festival. People who arrived on their traditional picking weekends found the trees already bare.
What's coming Wednesday in the Spokesman-Review's Food section? This year's Halloween-themed issue features stuffed pumpkins, pumpkin muffins and more. Here's a stuffed-pumpkin recipe to get you through the weekend. It includes cheese. And bacon. Cheers! Pumpkin Stuffed with Everything Good From “Around My French Table”...
Some 60 entries raced downhill one block to benefit Mid-City Concerns Meals on Wheels Spokane for the 3rd Annual Great Pumpkin Race, Oct 26, 2013, on the 1600 block of Madison Street in Spokane. The pumpkins had to be on wheels and be gravity powered only. Meals on Wheels executive director Mollie Dalpae said $1,000 was raised by the event.
Pumpkins are good for more than just jack-o’-lanterns. While they might not be the most aerodynamic edible, they can move at surprising speeds with a little human intervention, as contestants in Spokane’s annual Great Pumpkin Race discovered Saturday.
It started five years ago as a good way to sell a lot of pumpkins. Robin and Eldon Jons of AC Starr Farms, 4603 N. Starr Road, decided to throw a harvest festival. Robin Jons said the couple don’t have kids, but they have pets, all of them rescue animals. The first cat they brought home, Junior, who died last year, was found at Partners for Pets, so they decided to make the the festival a fundraiser for that organization and added River City Pet Rescue in Post Falls, because many of their customers come from Idaho.
With so much snow on the ground and temperatures hovering around zero, last summer’s garden is just a memory. All the green, tender things are gone and under the frozen crust are only frostbitten remains. Only a few hardy herbs are peeking through the snow on the wine barrel in which they are planted.