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Posted on Sep 24, 2015

Fall family fun is in abundance

Staff report

Fall is in the air in the Quincy Valley, and that means some of our favorite annual events and celebrations are upon us.
If you’re looking for a way to get into the harvest spirit, check out these upcoming events:
–Beginning this weekend, the Quincy Valley Lions Club, in conjunction with Becerra Gardens, will be hosting its annual maze and pumpkin patch.
The popular kid hangout is 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 25. Halloween is open to groups by request only. The entrance fee is $6 a child, which includes one pumpkin per person. Group rates are available.
–New this year, the Harvest Moon Pumpkin Patch off of Highway 281 also opens on Saturday. The pumpkin patch is open 11 a.m. to dusk and will be open Thursdays through Sundays. A special grand opening on Oct. 3 will feature special prizes and giveaways for visitors.
The pumpkin patch, 4 Spanish Castle Road between Trinidad and Rock Island, is on 1.5 acres and offers some 20 varieties of carving and decorative pumpkins. Cost is $2 for the children’s hay maze and $2 for the children’s game area. Cost of pumpkins not included.
–The Grant County Historical Society presents its annual Pioneer Day on Saturday. There will be displays and demonstrations throughout the event, which is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Grant County Historical Museum, 742 Basin St. N.W. in Ephrata.
The Grant County Sheriff’s Posse will be performing a mock bank robbery and street shootout, and lunch will be sold by the Art Semro Post No. 28 American Legion in the gazebo.The museum closes for the season Sept. 30, re-opening May 4.
–And don’t forget the 13th Annual Harvest Festival on Oct. 10, hosted by the Quincy Valley Historical Society and Museum. The free festival, which is 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., puts old-time skills on display in a free, hands-on festival at the Reimann-Simmons House, off of Highway 28 in Quincy. Live entertainment and food will be available.

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