Need a pumpkin or two for Halloween? You know where to go. Of course you do.
And while you're at Pumpkin Junction at St. John's Episcopal Church tomorrow, Oct. 13, enjoy some activites during the junction's annual fair.
From 12 noon to 5 pm, there will be vendors, rides, games and plenty of activities. And Rhode Island's renowned storyteller, Len Cabral, will appear around 4 pm to tell some stories -- what else?
There is no way to miss the fair, of course. The lawn in front of the “Red Church” on County Road looks like a sea of orange right now. There are thousands of pumpkins as far as you can see up the hill for you to pick from.
The orange gourds will be on sale every day until Halloween from 10 am to 6 pm Monday through Friday and from 9 am to 6 pm on Saturday and Sunday, said Kerri Payne, chairwoman of Pumpkin Junction.
Pumpkin Junction is the church's major fundraiser, said Payne. It's now in its sixth year.
Saturday's fair will include home goods and crafts, plenty of breakfast and lunch food, and a bake sale.
Of course, there are all sizes and shapes of pumpkins, which range in price from 25 cents for the palm-size gourds to about $30 for the ones you need a cart to haul away.
Look for the little red wagons near the sizing table to cart around your pumpkins if you pick one that is too big to carry to your car.
The pumpkins stay fresh because volunteers roll them over every couple of days. And St. John's has never had much of a problem with pumpkins being smashed or stolen.
The church address is 191 County Road if you need some help finding your way to the pumpkin patch.