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Great Pumpkin Walk: October family tradition returns


10532985_854602627884052_3768070411930713112_o-300x168-9306353-7923711Now in its third year, the Great May Center Pumpkin Walk is one of Reno’s hottest and funnest “Halloween traditions” for families. Come experience the magic of the fall season October 18, as you walk along pumpkin-lined paths in the twilight.

The event draws over one thousand visitors each year to see hundreds of hand-carved pumpkins glowing through the Museum and Arboretum. This year, the May Center will have 500 carved pumpkins on display along an extended path.

Kids are invited to wear costumes and trick-or-treat during the walk. Hot chocolate, cider, and other refreshments will be available for purchase at the end of the route. This event is stroller friendly and not-too-spooky.

Sunset will be at 6:16 p.m. so families with young children, who may be scared of the dark, will want to come earlier in the evening. This event is mostly outdoors so please dress for the weather.

The Great May Center Pumpkin Walk is at the Wilbur D. May Museum, Rancho San Rafael Regional Park, 1595 N. Sierra Street, in Reno., on Saturday, October 18, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. $5.00 per person. Tickets are on sale now at the Museum.

For more information call 775-785-5961 or visit www.maycenter.com.

Located within Rancho San Rafael Regional Park, the Wilbur D. May Center is managed by the Washoe County Community Services Department and continues to receive generous support from the Wilbur May Foundation.

Miriam Hodgman
Miriam Hodgman
Miriam Hodgman is originally from San Francisco. She previously was the communications coordinator for the largest hunger-relief organization in Sonoma County, California. She has a bachelor’s degree in American history, with a minor in American Indian studies, from San Francisco State University, and has a master’s degree in public administration from Sonoma State University. She enjoys training a variety of martial arts.