Hand-blown glass pumpkins will be ready to harvest at the STARworks Glass Pumpkin Patch sale on Oct. 3, 2015, from 10am to 1pm. This is the only time of year the popular glass pumpkins are available.
More than 2,000 pumpkins in all colors, shapes and sizes will be ripe for the picking and available for purchase. Each one a unique work of art, the pumpkins will be displayed on hay bales in the grassy area in front of STARworks Center for Creative Enterprise. If the weather is bad, the Pumpkin Patch will be moved inside to STARworks Gallery.
Proceeds from the event help fund STARworks programs. “The Pumpkin Patch is our biggest fundraiser of the year,” said Central Park NC Executive Director Nancy Gottovi. “The event starts at 10am and they go fast. We encourage people to show up early for the best possible selection.”
Pumpkins cannot be reserved and will not be available for purchase before the Pumpkin Patch in order to guarantee the largest selection possible for the event. If there are pumpkins remaining after the event, they will be available in the STARworks Gallery and online while supplies last.
Vendors from the Montgomery County Farmers Market will set up booths and offer hot beverages, snacks and other locally grown produce and homemade goodies during the Pumpkin Patch.
The Pumpkin Patch is STARworks’ most popular fundraising event. STARworks is a project of Central Park NC, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the local economy by focusing on the cultural arts and natural resources of central North Carolina.
STARworks has a glass studio, a ceramics facility and a metal studio. They offer classes and workshops in each medium, high school glassblowing programs and hold several fun and educational events throughout the year. The STARworks building also acts as an incubator for small creative businesses, including Wet Dog Glass, an equipment fabricator for glass artists and craftspeople, Blankenship Business Solutions, and echo3, a graphic design studio.
STARworks is located just off I-73/74 in northern Montgomery County. The address is 100 Russell Drive in Star, the geographical center of North Carolina.
For more information, visit (www.STARworksNC.org) or call 910/428-9001.