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Event Dates
October 27; 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Goblins and Gourds

Sunday, October 27, 2013; 1 - 4 pm


Regular Garden admission

Celebrate harvest-time in the Children's Garden with a concert by the Richmond Indigenous Gourd Orchestra, pumpkin painting, seasonal food tasting, hoop dancing and more! It's a great chance to get outside, be active and enjoy the beauty of the season.

 Activities include: 
  • Concert by Richmond Indigenous Gourd Orchestra (RIGO)
  • Parade around the Children's Garden with the GardenKeeper and the Butterfly Fair; 2 p.m.
  • Gourd Petting Zoo provide by RIGO
  • Fresh and seasonal food tasting provided by Edible Education
  • Paint a pumpkin to take home (while supplies last)
  • Pumpkin, Gourd and Stick carving demonstrations
  • Hoop demonstrations and instruction for the whole family provided by RVA HoOp HOuse
  • Tree climbing demonstration, Riverside Outfitters  
  • Meet the Tooth Fairy from the VCU School of Denistry
  • Gourd Quest available at Garden Cart and admissions desk.

Let's Move

We are a Let's Move Garden

Food available for purchase in the Garden Cafe.

We're celebrating the unusual all month long! Learn more about October Oddities.