Covenant Church's Pumpkin Patch opened today.
The Church is located at 300 E. Martial.
Also on the pumpkin front, the Great Painted Pumpkin Festival is set for downtown Lafayette this Saturday.
Pumpkin-painting, a painted pumpkin contest with cash prizes and face-painting are planned; also going on downtown Saturday evening are ArtWalk and Movies in the Parc, showing Coco.
The Great Painted Pumpkin Festival is a a fund-raiser benefiting not-for-profits in Acadiana lead by Van Eaton & Romero. The painted pumpkins will line the perimeter of Parc International, and anyone can participate by either bringing a painted pumpkin to enter into the pumpkin-judging contest or paint a pumpkin on site.
The Painted Pumpkin Festival team will provide paint, markers, other materials and pumpkins to festival goers in exchange for a donation. The event has been created for both adults and children to have fun testing their creative abilities, while benefiting a variety of Acadiana area non-profits. A panel of judges will select first, second and third place winners and there will also be a People's Choice award.
"We've planned a fun family event," says Troy Hebert, president of Van Eaton & Romero, LLC. "We invite and challenge everyone-including our diverse community of artists-to bring their creations to Parc International and celebrate the coming autumn days, the community spirit we all enjoy, and the talent that thrives in Acadiana."
IBERIABANK, the Haynie Family Foundation, Louisiana Cardiovascular & Limb Salvage, Cox Communications and Downtown Lafayette Unlimited/Downtown Development Authority (DLU/DDA) are supporting sponsors of the Great Painted Pumpkin Festival.
Those who paint or decorate their pumpkins in advance can register on Eventbrite.com or on Facebook by searching either for Great Painted Pumpkin Festival. For a single $5 fee, everyone in a family can participate. Registration will also be available on-site the day of the event.
In addition to the Great Painted Pumpkin Festival, DLU's monthly ArtWalk will begin at 6 p.m.. Painted Pumpkin contest winners will be announced at approximately 6:30 and Movies in the Parc will roll just as darkness falls.