The Pumpkin Festival, an annual rite of fall at Cal Poly Pomona for students, families and children, will take place Oct. 16 and 17 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thousands of pumpkins, starting at $5, will be available in the patch near the Farm Store. In addition, visitors can enjoy a pancake breakfast, a petting zoo, pony rides, a corn maze, entertainment and many other activities for children. Admission to the festival is free. Prices for individual activities, including the breakfast, vary.
“This once-a-year event is a great family affair,” says Dawn Taccone, the Farm Store manager. “Come and enjoy a grilled hamburger with a slice of pumpkin pie and freshly squeezed lemonade. Sit and enjoy the music from local bands. Take a journey through our first ever corn maze. Most important, come and pick out that perfect pumpkin for carving.”
Parking for the Pumpkin Festival will be available in lots K and B, with shuttle service provided to the Farm Store. For more information, visit the College of Agriculture website at www.cpp.edu/~agri/news/pumpkin.shtml or call (909) 869-2215.