There's going to be a whole mess of fun at the Downtown Market this weekend. Saturday and Sunday, October 22 and 23, because it's the Jack-O-Lantern Jamboree!

It will be a Halloween paradise for the family during the Market’s first Jack O’Lantern Jamboree event.

Guests can watch as professional pumpkin carvers turn ordinary pumpkins into amazing works of art on Sunday. After a little inspiration from the professionals, visitors can pick out pumpkins to purchase at the outdoor pumpkin patch. Those that love to carve but hate the mess can head upstairs and carve their pumpkins in the Market’s banquet room to avoid the cleanup.

Sarah Suydam (Burch Partners)
Sarah Suydam (Burch Partners)

In addition to pumpkin carving, there will be free activities for kids include face-painting and decorating their own mini-pumpkins to take home.

For the 21+ crowd, the Market bar will serve a variety of pumpkin beers and cocktails throughout the weekend. On Saturday evening, the “Jack O’Drinks” cocktail class in the teaching kitchen will explore the flavors of pumpkin, including sampling pumpkin beers, shaking up a Pumpkin Spice Margarita, and creating a Jack O’ Lantern Whiskey Cocktail. (Advance signup for class is required:

You can get all the information on the Jack O'Lantern Jamboree HERE!

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