Hundreds of pumpkins were decorated this weekend as one of the several activities held at the Lakehurst Revitalization Association's first Fall Festival.
Building on the success of the inaugural season of the Lakehurst Farmer's Market held over the summer, the association saw an opportunity to hold a family friendly fall festival at Lake Horicon to cap off the year.
The local farmers who sold goods at the summer market returned for the festival, which also featured activities for children including pumpkin painting, sand art, hair feathers, glitter tattoos, a doggie costume parade and donut eating contest, organizers said.
Committee participant and volunteer Kat Schaffer shared a selection of her photos from the event with Manchester Patch. Schaffer said that she helped children and their families decorate 230 pumpkins.
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The idea for the festival came to organizers after what they viewed as a successful run of the first farmer's market at the 22-acre lake located near Lakehurst's downtown which ran each Sunday from June 24 through Sept. 2.
"We've absolutely met our expectations and then some," said Janie Baranyay, a member of the Lakehurst Revitalization Association, before the final Sunday session.