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Massachusetts Must-Sees in October: Art Show, Pumpkin Patch in Downtown Walpole, Mass.

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Uncommon Art on the Common, Sat., Oct. 22 at the Walpole Town Common

Uncommon Art on the Common in Walpole, Mass.
Uncommon Art on the Common in Walpole.

Destination Downtown Walpole will be holding its third annual Uncommon Art on the Common event on Sat., Oct. 22 from 12 noon to 5 p.m. at the Town Common in downtown Walpole, Mass..

Held in conjunction with the Town of Walpole, the 2022 Uncommon Art on the Common will offer a family-friendly event — open to the entire community — featuring art vendors, live music, a children’s area, food offerings and a beer and wine garden.

Participants will be set-up in a farmer’s market style on the Town Common with each artist/vendor having their own booth to display and/or sell their work.

“The first two Uncommon Art on the Common events not only brought people downtown but brought them together as a community,” said Destination Downtown Board Member, Eric Hurwitz. “The events were so much fun and a great way for artists, musicians and other creative types to showcase their talents to an enthusiastic public. It felt like the ultimate expression of a close-knit community gathering — and
over some great food and drink, as well. We look forward to an even more robust, diverse event this year.”

Destination Downtown is a community-led organization with the mission to steer the revitalization of downtown Walpole.

For more information on Uncommon Art on the Common, email Destination Downtown at ddwalpole@gmail.com. To learn more about Destination Downtown, log onto its Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/DowntownWalpole and on Instagram, @downtownwalpole.

Pumpkin Patch at Epiphany Parish of Walpole throughout October

Pumpkin Patch at Epiphany Church in Walpole, Mass.

The Epiphany Church of Walpole, Mass., is holding its annual Pumpkin Patch daily through October 31, 2022, at 62 Front St., across from the Walpole Town Common. Hours of operation: Monday through Friday, 12 noon. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 9:00 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Every year, up to 3,000 pumpkins arrive in a huge truck that will have traveled to Walpole from the Navajo Indian Reservation in Farmington, N.M.! Pumpkins saturating the lawns at this quaint, historic Walpole church and its rectory (only 18 miles from Boston) is not only an amazing New England autumn sight but also a sure-fire way to pick the perfect pumpkin.

Pumpkins everywhere at the Pumpkin Patch , Epiphany Parish in Walpole, MA.
Pumpkins, pumpkins, pumpkins!

The Pumpkin Patch also serves to help those in need. Three-fourths of the proceeds are returned to the Navajo Reservation to help the Native American reservation allocate much-needed funding for education, job training and basics for necessary everyday living. One-fourth of the earnings remain with the Epiphany Parish of Walpole for other outreach projects.

Plenty of pumpkins to choose from at the Epiphany Parish of Walpole Pumpkin Patch in Walpole, Mass.
Plenty of pumpkins to choose from at the Epiphany Parish of Walpole Pumpkin Patch.

As you can tell by the photos, the pumpkin scene is a truly spectacular scene — and juxtaposed with the beautiful Walpole Town Common for further enhancement!

A wonderfully traditional New England scene at the Walpole Town Common.

The pumpkin picking attraction has surely evolved into a rite of passage for the local fall season. If you’re looking for a pumpkin in any shape or size at budget-friendly prices, the Epiphany Church of Walpole Pumpkin Patch is certainly a wonderful fall pumpkin picking destination!

The Epiphany Church of Walpole Pumpkin Patch is located at the corner of Front and West Sts. in downtown Walpole MA.

What to do near the Pumpkin Patch?
Walk the Monarch Trail at Adams Farm
Hike the Walpole Town Forest
Enjoy lunch or dinner at The Raven’s Nest or Tessie’s Bar & Kitchen (where you can view the Pumpkin Patch through the windows!)
Stroll through Bird Park
Visit a pub, restaurant, bar and pool hall under one roof at Napper Tandy’s Walpole

Pumpkins everywhere at the Epiphany Parish of Walpole Pumpkin Patch in Walpole, MA.
Pumpkins everywhere at the Epiphany Parish of Walpole Pumpkin Patch.
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