The second annual Harvest Festival is noon to 3 p.m. Oct. 5 at Heritage Park Gardens, culminating with the dedication of the labyrinth that volunteers have been building all summer.
Pumpkins will be given away every half hour and sign-ups for garden plots in 2014 will be taken.
Kids of all ages can paint their own jack-o-lantern rocks to take home. Garden goodies yard art will be for sale, as well as corn stalk bundles and Iris starts. Herbs and seeds collected from the gardens will be available.
At 12:30 p.m. the Carson Valley Community Food Closet will be recognizing Matthew and Zachary Kruse from Boy Scout Troop 33 for the vegetables they raised in their bed and donated.
At 2 p.m. the ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of the labyrinth will start. The labyrinth is not a maze, but a spiral-patterned path that leads to the center of a circle and back out again. Often found in cathedrals and gardens, they’re designed as a place to stroll and meditate or relax the mind.
Donors, such as the Town of Gardnerville, Nevada Department of Tourism, Greenhouse Garden Center, Genoa Trees and Full Circle Compost, will be gratefully recognized for their contributions.
“Come enjoy the refreshments and see how the gardens have continued to grow and develop over the last year,” organizers said.
The Heritage Park Gardens is a project of Main Street Gardnerville in cooperation with the Town of Gardnerville.
For more information, contact Carol Sandmeier at email@example.com or Paula Lockridge at 782-8027.