Farnsworth Fall Family Festival on Oct. 19

Posted Oct. 11, 2013, at 4:24 p.m.
Participants at the 2012 Fall Family Festival.
Participants at the 2012 Fall Family Festival.

Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Location: Farnsworth sculpture garden, Rockland, Maine

For more information: 596-0949

ROCKLAND, Maine — The Farnsworth Art Museum invites everyone to attend its third annual Fall Family Festival, 2-5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19, in the museum’s sculpture garden. It is free of charge.

 There will be free-style pumpkin carving, face painting, crafts, live music by The Rusty Hinges, and refreshments provided by Home Kitchen Café. Families will be able to have their pictures taken with life-size cut outs of the “Wizard of Oz” characters and will be able to watch the movie “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” in the museum auditorium.

 Beginning at 5:30 p.m., a parade will take place on Main Street, departing from the sculpture garden. Families are invited to participate in the parade by wearing costumes and masks. Some masks will be made available thanks to Shoestring Theatre, which will be teaching an after- school workshop the week leading up to the festival and parade. Grab a noisemaker, borrow a mask, and join in the fun! When the parade ends, the group will return to the sculpture garden for the lighting of the pumpkins, will take place at approximately 6 p.m.  In case of rain, activities will take place in the Gamble Education Center, located at the corner of Grace and Union Streets. Please call 596-0949 with any questions or seefarnsworthmuseum.org/children-family-programs.