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Pumpkin Festival Pays Tribute to Glendora's Citrus Past

Choose a pumpkin and step in time to Glendora’s past.

Go back in time when Glendora was just a town full of orange groves and choose your pick of pumpkins at Glendora’s annual Pumpkin Festival Saturday Oct. 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Centennial Heritage Park.

Hosted by the Glendora Preservation Foundation, the Glendora Pumpkin Festival will allow visitors a glimpse of Glendora life more than 100 years ago with some old fashion fun, including spinning and weaving, old antique farm engines, corn grinding, antique photographers and hay bale jumping.

Now in its 19th year, the festival will have a wide array of pumpkins to choose from for Halloween festivities.

Visitors can also tour historic restored buildings, such as the Hamilton House -- a restored Victorian grove house -- the Englehardt workshed, the antique carriage house and print shop. A windmill, hand pump, smudgepot and other rustic equipment around the park recreates the citrus days of Glendora.

“The festival is a great way to experience the park, I think one of the best kept secrets in Glendora,” said foundation secretary Tom Reinberger.

Shuttle buses from City Hall at Foothill Boulevard and Vista Bonita Avenue  to Centennial Park will be available every 20 minutes. The park is located at the eastern terminus of Mauna Loa Avenue next to .

Admission to the festival is $3 for anyone over 3 years old. 

For more information, call (626) 963-2965.

Eric R Burgess October 14, 2011 at 08:17 PM
Boy Scout Troop 483 will be there to help out. Glad to see an article on this great hometown event.
Jack Taves October 15, 2011 at 04:48 AM
glendora is like wall street greed charging 3 year olds for pumkins, how sad is that!

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