If you were down at Pioneer Park in downtown Puyallup a couple of weekends ago, you’d have seen hundreds of brightly colored pumpkins sitting around on the grass. But these are the kind of pumpkins that won’t go mushy after Halloween – they’re handblown glass, and they’ll be there again this Saturday at the First Annual Great Northwest Glass Pumpkin Patch.
A partnership between Tacoma Glassblowing Studio, Puyallup Main Street Association and the Puyallup Farmers’ Market, the Patch was hugely successful on October 10. “It was awesome,” says TGS co-owner Jeannine Sigafoos. “There were thousands of people who came to see the pumpkins. We sold a lot – people had their arms full of them – but there were also people who’d never seen anything like it and were just excited we were there.”
The San Francisco Glass Pumpkin Patch, now in its 14th year, was the inspiration for the Puyallup Patch, says Sigafoos.
You’ve got another chance to check out the local, artist-made pumpkins this Saturday from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. in Pioneer Park. Pumpkins range from $25 for small to $300 for the really big ones, but average around $40 each. There’ll be a big tent in case of wet weather.
The Glass Pumpkin Patch will be in Pioneer Park, 330 S. Meridian St., Puyallup from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 31, rain or shine. Admission is free. Information:253-383-3499, www.tacomaglassblowingstudio.com