The “gourd-eous” weather Saturday should be ideal for people eagerly awaiting the return of Market and Main, themed “All About Pumpkins” this month.
The market, which includes a variety of vendors, is open 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. around the Downtown Depot Pavilion.
Michelle Wright, Main Street manager, is encouraging those coming to compete in the pie baking and pumpkin rolling contest to purchase their needed supplies just down the street at First United Methodist Church at 106 E. Cleveland St.
Larry McRorey, pastor at the church, said that the pumpkin patch is open Monday through Friday from 4 to 7 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 1-6 p.m.
Money raised from the sale will fund the church’s annual Fall Festival which coincides with the Western Week Celebration. Everyone is invited after the festival’s parade over to the church for lunch, live music and games.
Wright said that she and McRorey began discussing the combined effort last year when he first brought in the pumpkins as a church benefit.
“I like to decorate with pumpkins,” she said. “I always like to shop Beeville first and... I like to shop my Main Street markets first.
“I love the fact that it benefits the community and the kids.”
Jason Collins is the editor at the Bee-Picayune and can be reached at 358-2550, ext. 121, or at editor@mySouTex.com.