We thought we were going to the Pumpkin Festival. When we drove onto Main Street we read the signs: “Pumpkin Festival, October 16-17.” Oh.
There were plenty of pumpkins to be had, however. We stopped at the patch by the side of the road. Rows upon rows of bright orange pumpkins. Boxes and boxes of gourds gathered from the field. Handmade signs advertising the various varieties: Cinderella, Little Boo, Green, Turban, Jack of All Trades.