Monica Hoyt can’t wait to astound audiences again at this year’s Pumpkin Walk, which is being held from 12 to 6pm on Oct. 28 at the Central Utah Gardens.
The distinguished scientist at the Central Utah Water Conservancy District (also its public outreach coordinator) faces some tough competition. A magician will be there with more than a few tricks up his sleeve. Guest artists will conjure up caricatures from 1 to 5pm. Candy, prizes, and fun activities lurk at every turn, beginning with a free donut for everyone who shows up in costume.
Throughout the grounds, already dressed in fall colors by Mother Nature, are the carved, painted and decorated pumpkins submitted the day before for the Pumpkin Carving Contest! The best part? It’s all free.
Even, bwaahahahahahaha, Monica Hoyt’s puking pumpkins!
Of course, the district hopes young and old will leave the grounds knowing a little more about water conservation. There’s even a lesson buried in foamy white pumpkin “puke” that promises to draw standing-room-only crowds every hour on the half hour through 4:30pm.
This is, after all, the single largest public event on the district’s calendar and for good reason. Here, we offer a few tips to get the most out of the experience.