October 14, 2012
Well, the leaves are falling and the temperature is dropping, and before too long, we’ll see the first flakes of snow. Before Cloudcroft turns into a charming little winter hamlet (like you’d find in a snowglobe, perhaps), it’s celebrating fall with the Fall Harvest Fest Saturday, October 27. It’s a good alternative to Halloween for younger children, especially since Halloween falls on a weeknight this year.
This event is a spooktacular day of family fun, and if you have kids, you definitely don’t want to miss it. Even if you don’t have any little ones putting on costumes, the event will be a hoot for everyone, as the Nivision library is showcasing carved and decorated pumpkins at 1pm, followed by a costume contest and parade on Burro Avenue at 3p. We can’t wait to see what the most popular Halloween costume is—we have a feeling we’re going to see a lot of little Avengers out there. Of course, you can’t celebrate Halloween in Cloudcroft without trick or treating, so Burro Avenue will turn into a veritable candy depot from 4-6p for all the little super-heroes, monsters, and other things that go bump (and shout “Trick-or-treat”) in the night.
Our favorite part of the Fall Harvest Festival? The 17th Annual Great Pumpkin Race! Amateurs, semi-pros and pros will compete for prizes by rolling pumpkins down a hill. It’s as hilarious as it sounds, and it’s fun to see what kind of wheels the pros put on their pumpkins. Be sure to get there before 11a because that’s when the races start. We can’t wait to see you all there!