"Halloween Hoe-Down" comes to Goshen

| 28 Sep 2011 | 02:17

    GOSHEN-The Goshen Farmers Market will host a "Halloween Hoe-Down" from 1 to 4:45 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 29 — the last market of the season. The festivities will include singer/guitarist Dan Einbender, a pumpkin-carving demonstration, a guess-the-weight — and win — the biggest pumpkin contest, and a Halloween costume parade (not a contest) at 4:15 p.m. In addition, all day on Friday, Oct. 29, and Saturday, Oct. 39, children can follow the "Pumpkin Trail" to local Goshen merchants. Participating stores displaying a smiling pumpkin in their windows will be "open" for costumed trick-or-treaters of all ages. In addition, the Goshen Gourmet Café will be holding a special pumpkin carving contest. Completed painted or carved pumpkins should be labeled with name, phone, and age, and dropped off at the café the day prior, on Thursday, Oct. 28. Judging of the lit pumpkins will take place from 5 to 7 p.m., when the winners will be announced. Winning entries will be awarded prizes, donated by stores. The Goshen Farmers Market operates under the auspices of The Goshen Chamber of Commerce. It has been held every Friday on Goshen's Village Square since mid-May and is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The diverse market features more than a dozen vendors who offer fruit, vegetables, fish, meats, cheeses, baked goods, chocolates, flowers, wines, body lotions and more. For more information, please call Pip Klein at the Goshen Chamber office at 294-7741 or e-mail gcc1@frontiernet.net.