A tradition that began with the simple question – ‘Why can’t we sell pumpkins like the church down the street?’ – will celebrate its 12th anniversary this fall with two tractor-trailers delivering hundreds of plump gourds at the steps of Royal Lane Baptist Church.
The Sept. 29 delivery will commence the church’s annual Pumpkin Patch and Fall Festival. A second delivery will arrive Oct. 13.
The Pumpkin Patch runs from Sept. 29 to Oct. 31.
The event was inspired by a want to serve the community at the church’s Royal Lane location, member Cathy Webb said.
The Pumpkin Patch advances the church’s annual Fall Festival from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 28.
The free festival, which caters to all ages, brings out hundreds of community members from in and around the church.
The event includes food, pony rides, bounce houses, and a haunted house in the basement.