Two weekends of live music, pumpkin patch and family-friendly fall fun
Fall officially arrived this September. Bathing suits and beaches are out and pumpkins are in. There’s nothing that evokes autumn more than a big orange pumpkin. And you’ll find plenty at Punkin’palooza Oct. 11 – 20 at Fleamasters Fleamarket, 4135 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Blvd., Fort Myers.
The two-weekend event features a pumpkin patch, pumpkin painting, shopping and free entertainment. Musical groups include Cape Coral’s 30-member Hafenkapelle Festival Band, Country Artist Colton James, The Frank Moravcik Polka Band, Dixie Jammerz and the Vallie-Burke Show. Young, and young-at-heart, dance groups will take the stage: Littleton Elementary’s Lariots and Lace, The Hot Flashz Dancers and SWFL Girls at Play.
Adopt a pumpkin ($5 to $15 per pumpkin) to paint and take home at Fleamasters’ Great Pumpkin Patch. And you can create a special Pumpkin Festival memory at the “Pumpkin Farmer’s Family Photo Spot.”
On Saturday, Oct. 19, youth in S.W. Florida’s Self Reliance Clubs will set up stands at Fleamasters to sell their wares: plants, arts & crafts, baked goods and more. It’s a day for young folks to earn a buck at Fleamasters. Not yet a member of a Self Reliance Club? Anyone under 18 can be a part of the fair, and rent a space at Fleamasters for only $20.
Parking and admission are free.
Fleamasters Fleamarket is open for shopping 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday, rain or shine. The market features food and craft vendors and hundreds of unique, owner-operated stores.
If you have something to sell (especially if you’re an artist or crafter, or have holiday gifts) Fleamasters’ Pumpkin Festival is a great place to display your wares. Find information about Fleamasters Fleamarket and Punkin’palooza at www.fleamall.com, or connect with Fleamasters on Facebook for festival updates.