Sunday, October 14, 2007

This is what Autumn is all about

'Tis the season... for Fall Festivals. Oktoberfests. Autumn Festivals. They go by many names.

And when the weather is as perfect as it was here in Rhode Island yesterday, nothing beats 'em.

Yesterday Jane and I took William and Benjamin (Alexander was home taking a nap) to a fall festival hosted by Prudential Gammons Realty to benefit A.D.O.P.T., a not-for-profit volunteer organization dedicated to helping stray, abandoned, homeless and injured animals in our area.

They had face painting and pumpkin painting.

A "pin the face on the pumpkin" game.

"Find the quarter in the haystack."

And, of course, the standard fall festival food and refreshments. Including the mother of all candy apples. (Trust me, this thing was huge. The picture doesn't do it any justice.)

Fall Festivals. They're a perfect way to spend time outdoors... after the summer heat and before the bitter cold of winter.

And yesterday was a fun, exhilarating time for all.

Well, for most of us.

- Audrey


Ruth Dynamite said...

I'm perplexed by that candy apple. What is it???

Life As I Know It said...

Another reason I love this time of year! Looks like you had fun!

pinks & blues girls said...

Ruth - It's an apple literally dunked in caramel and other sugary confections. The one we had was an apple pie candy apple. So it had caramel, sugar, cinnamon and some kind of yummy frosting. Calories? Unknown!

life as i know it - yes, we had lots of fun!

Whirlwind said...

Beautiful. I love autumn, but somehow, never have time to do everything we want to do. Somehow I missed out on corn mazes this year!