Fall means scarecrows and pumpkins and there are several events coming up where scarecrows will be created and pumpkins may be chosen.

Corley Ranch hosts the Harvest Festival Extraordinary throughout October where more than 15,000 pumpkins of various sizes and colors will be available.

October activities at the ranch include a two-acre corn maze, pig races, straw bale maze, bouncy house, panning for gold, petting zoo, miniature horse rides, horse-drawn hay rides, vendors, live entertainment and refreshments.

Groups may rent the night maze for personal outings on week nights. On weekdays, the Corley Ranch offers educational programs for public and private schools.

Information, call Paula Corley at 721-1047 or 265-3045.

The 12th annual Fall Festival & Pumpkin Patch, sponsored by the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension's 4-H program, Douglas County Parks & Recreation and Joe Benigno's Tree Service is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Lampe Park Pavilion.

This year's event features a costume contest, fun run, raffle, face painting, a petting zoo, cakewalk and carnival games.

Bidding starts at 10 a.m. for an 18-week-old female English pointer puppy offered in a silent auction. For more information, contact Shannon Montana at the extension office, 782-9960.

Make your own scarecrow at East Fork Gallery's 23rd annual Scarecrow Festival, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 6 in Minden Park. The cost is $8 per kit. Gallery members will assist with projects, face painting. Ready-made scarecrows will be available for purchase.

Information, 782-7629.


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