ROCKLAND – The annual fall festival at the Farnsworth Art Museum will be changing things up this season.
For 10 years, the Farnsworth Art Museum has hosted its Fall Family Festival around this time.
But due to the COVID-19 pandemic, things had to change.
“Unfortunately, due to the pandemic we wanted to make things safely as possible for our community. And therefore, we decided to have our Fall Family Festival be a virtual fall family festival this year for 2020,” said David Troup, the museum’s communications officer.
Canceling the festival was not considered an option.
According to Troup, between 350 and 500 people would normally attend the event.
As a way to give back, they will have remote activities for families to enjoy.
“I think families will be able to enjoy live Zoom celebrating and our educational department came up with a wonderful solution having to do with pumpkin carving kits and some other season things in that bag,” said Troup.
The pumpkin carving kit comes with all the supplies you need to carve your Halloween Jack o’ lantern. This is all free of charge but reservation is required.
Thanks to a couple of community organizations, the museum will distribute more than 250 pumpkins to families.
“Beth’s Farm Market in Warren has been instrumental in helping us get this thing together because they were able to provide us with over 250 pumpkins. They are a little bit smaller than they were last year due to the drought, but they were just awesome,” said Jude Valentine, public programs coordinator at the Farnsworth Art Museum.
According to Valentine, people can now register online for a Halloween kit.
The celebration begins Friday and runs through Halloween on Saturday.
For more information, visit the Farnsworth Art Museum’s website.