By Diane Chase*
There are a lot of festivals that happen around this time of year, Harvest Fest, Oktoberfest and Pet Fests. What sets the North County Life Flight Pumpkin Fest apart is that this fundraiser benefits an organization that we all want to have available to us though we hope we will never require its services.
This festival is a pay as you play type of event with plenty of activities for your money. It’s nicely set up in that you can choose what you or your children participate in. There are easy games of chance, pumpkin decorating, a hay ride and face painting. My favorite event is always the cake walk. Area restaurants and local chefs donate the cakes so you don’t have to worry about getting one of my lumpy cakes.
There is plenty to do in a beautiful setting even if you feel your family has outgrown some of the activities. There will be a silent auction, vendors, music, and food. Take a moment to meet the Life Flight crew, the very people that someday may save your life.
North Country Life Flight has been serving the Adirondacks and beyond since 1989. The not-for-profit air medical rescue service Life Flight states, “in our rural area, the distances of specialists and the centralizing of specialty care, there has never been a greater need in regions like the North County for air medical transport.” With fund raising efforts like the annual Pumpkin Fest and community contributions, North Country Life Flight continues to provide this much needed service at no cost to patients.
Pumpkin Fest will take place on October 8, Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at Mt. Pisgah. There is a $1 donation “entry” that directly benefits Life Flight.
*After the Pumpkin Fest, please stop by The Bookstore Plus in Lake Placid. I will be there for a book signing from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. on October 8.
© Diane Chase, author of Adirondack Family Time: Tri-Lakes and High Peaks (Your Four-Season Guide to Over 300 Activities) for the towns of Lake Placid, Saranac Lake, Jay/Upper Jay, Wilmington, Keene/Keene Valley which is available online or bookstores/museums/sporting good stores. Diane is currently working on the second guidebook in the four-book series of Adirondack Family Activities.