GoggleWorks Center for the Arts (GoggleWorks) presents the 3rd annual Pumpkin Palooza on Saturday, October 14 from 12-4pm. The day promises family-friendly activities, live music, and food trucks in the parking lot of GoggleWorks.
Event attendees can browse the “patch” of over 500 colorful, one-of-a-kind glass pumpkins made on site in the Hot Glass Studio, starting at $25. In addition, they can experience the art of glassblowing first hand; designing and creating a pumpkin of their own with the assistance of a studio artist-instructor. Fifteen minute slots can be purchased for ages 8 and up (children 8-12 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian). Slots are available to purchase in advance for $40 online here or at the GoggleWorks information desk (open daily from 9am-9pm). Slots will be sold the day of the event for $45.
New this year, GoggleWorks will be partnering with the Reading Downtown Improvement District, who will be offering creative activities for children.
“Teaming up with GoggleWorks on Pumpkin Palooza is a great way to kick off the autumn season,” said Charles “Chuck” Broad, Executive Director of the Reading Downtown Improvement District. “We’re looking forward to entertaining the children who stop by to stuff mini scarecrows and decorate mini pumpkins. With all of the activities going on at Goggleworks during Pumpkin Palooza, this is family fun at its best.”
Other activities will include the gourd sling shot, virtual reality pumpkin painting, face painting, and spooky photo opportunities.
Attendees can enjoy live music performed by Jon Snyder Trio and taste traditional fall flavors; including fresh, local cider by Weaver’s Way Orchard, craft beer by Sly Fox Brewing Company, and hard cider by Jack’s Hard Cider. Local food trucks will also be on hand for the event.
Admission to Pumpkin Palooza is free. GoggleWorks Center for the Arts is located at 201 Washington Street, Reading, PA 19601 and offers free lot parking.