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Pumpkins, Scavenger Hunt, Volunteering: Weekend Events

From pumpkin painting to a Town Square scavenger hunt, Golden Valley will be bustling with fall activities this weekend.

Beginning Saturday, there are a number of Golden Valley events that you and your family can participate in. From pumpkins to volunteering, there's something for everyone this weekend. So get outside, enjoy the outdoors, and check out a few of these local events:

Kelly Drive Pumpkin Weigh-Off

Ever seen a giant pumpkin? Here's your chance. At the intersection of Kelly Drive and Duluth Street, the Kelly Drive Pumpkin Growers Association is hosting their 16th annual weigh-off event. Neighbors in the area have spent the last few months growing giant pumpkins in their yards. On Oct. 6, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., neighbors can stop by, enjoy a hayride, and gaze upon pumpkins that weigh hundreds of pounds.

Town Square Day Scavenger Hunt

Visit Golden Valley's Town Square between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. to take part in a scavenger hunt with a $300 grand prize. Answer questions provided by each merchant and enter to win a drawing that will take place at 3 p.m. The list of events for the day includes:

  • 10 a.m.: Boot Camp at Snap Fitness
  • 11 a.m.: Scarf styling at Mainstream Boutique
  • Noon: Fall flower arrangement demo at Best Wishes Floral
  • 1 p.m.: Skin Care and Colors for Fall at The Beauty Lab
  • 2 p.m.: Pizza dough throwing at Davanni’s

Valley Volunteer Day

According to the City of Golden Valley's website, the Envision Connection Project Bridge Builders sponsor Valley Volunteer Day each year on the first Saturday in October to help beautify Golden Valley, promote healthy living, and share community pride. Beginning at 9 a.m., there are a number of ways that you can get involved. Activities include painting pumpkins, pulling buckthorn and bettering the trails near the School of Engineering and Arts.

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