GROTON -- On Saturday, Oct. 19, from 3:30-5:30 p.m., ArtsNashoba invites you to its inaugural Pumpkin Palooza Fest. For $7 each, children and adults can decorate or paint two personal pumpkins, sing pumpkin songs, listen to pumpkin stories and enjoy apple cider to toast the autumn season.

Well-known West Groton artist Ken Hansen will be on-hand demonstrating elaborate pumpkin carving using everything from a kitchen knife to a drill. All those attending will have a chance to win a Ken creation for their porch or holiday table, and there will be discount coupons to local farms for large pumpkins and/or a trek through a corn maze.

Please join the fun at the Union Congregational Church Vestry, 218 Main St. Reservations are required to ensure there are enough pumpkins for all.

For information visit, email or call 978-448-5335 to reserve your pumpkins.