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Pumpkin Patches to Garden Paths: An October Adventure in Festivity and Learning

by | Oct 12, 2023

As we embrace the beautiful month of October here in Pearl River County, there’s an exciting blend of festivity and learning waiting for you. From lively pumpkin patches to insightful garden talks, our community has something special in store for everyone. Let’s dive into the details of these October adventures that promise to enrich your knowledge and fill your days with fun.

Saturday, October 14, 2023 – Poplarville, MS – Plants & Flower tips – Check out the Barnyard Marketplace 295 Buck Kirkland Rd, Poplarville, MS from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. Have a gardening question? Plan to stop by.

PRC Master Gardener Garden Talk: Nurturing Green Thumbs and Growing Gardens

Are you passionate about gardening or eager to learn more about it? If so, don’t miss out on the PRC Master Gardener Garden Talk. Hosted by the knowledgeable Roxann Gort and Phyllis Goodwin, this monthly gathering promises a wealth of horticultural knowledge and plenty of friendly gardening discussions.

Gardening Tips are So Much Fun!

Besides the invaluable gardening knowledge you’ll gain, Talk Tuesdays at the Pearl River County Extension Office are all about having a good time. Enjoy the company of fellow garden enthusiasts, savor some light refreshments, and join in the camaraderie of a community that shares your passion for plants and blooms.

Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or just starting out, you’re welcome to join us for these engaging and informative sessions. Bring your questions, experiences, and a smile because gardening is not only about nurturing plants but also nurturing connections within our community.

Tuesday, October 17, 2023 – PRC Master Gardener Garden Talk Tuesday will be hosted on the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. to openly discuss Horticulture Topics. Contact Roxann Gort to RSVP 601-403-2280. Limited seating.
Location: Pearl River County Extension Office, 204 Julia Street, Poplarville
What to Bring: Your Curiosity and a Pen!

This isn’t your average gardening class. It’s a social event where you can openly discuss gardening dos and don’ts, share your gardening experiences, and gain insights into making your garden thrive. From tips on soil preparation to pest control strategies, these talks cover a wide range of horticultural topics.

Fall Fest & Pumpkin Patch on the Town Green: A Pumpkin-Painting Extravaganza!

As the leaves start to change and the air gets crisp, it’s time to get into the autumn spirit with the 1st BOOberry Fall Fest & Pumpkin Patch on the Town Green. This delightful event promises an afternoon filled with creativity, games, and an abundance of pumpkins!

Friday, October 27, 2023 – Mark your calendars and join us for the very 1st BOOberry Fall Festival, hosted by The Poplarville Area Chamber of Commerce. (This is a ticketed event) Two evenings of excitement await! On October 27, head to Town Green at 5 PM for the Farm to Fork Picnic, featuring live music, a scavenger hunt, sidewalk sales plus a delightful outdoor dining experience. Bring your picnic blanket and basket. Picnic tables will be set up.

Saturday, October 28, 2023Main Street Coffee Co will host a BooBerry Bake-Off at 2:00 PM – $20 to register. Forms @ coffee shop. Followed by the charming BOOberry Golf Cart & Bicycle Parade at 4:30 PM. The highlight is the BOOberry Festival from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, offering activities like a picturesque pumpkin patch, pumpkin pie eating contest, cupcake walk, face painting, costume contest, treasure chest, and more on the Town Green.
Pumpkin Painting: For the Kids and the Kid in You!

Kids and adults alike can let their artistic side shine by picking out the perfect pumpkin and turning it into a unique work of art. Whether you’re a Picasso in the making or just want to have some fun, pumpkin painting is a fantastic way to celebrate the season.

Games and Prizes: Fun for All Ages

Fall Fest wouldn’t be complete without an array of entertaining games and fantastic prizes. From pumpkin-themed games to traditional favorites, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Plus, the thrill of winning exciting prizes will make your day even more special.

Stay tuned for the exact time of this heartwarming community event. Keep an eye on local announcements, and make sure to mark your calendar for a delightful day out with family and friends.

Ending the Month on Halloween afternoon – Tuesday, October 31, 2023 – 3:30 – 5:00 – Merchant’s Trick or Treat 3:30 – 5:00 pm. For those businesses not located on Main Street you are reminded to set up on the Town Green.

Conclusion: Embrace October’s Blend of Fun and Learning

This October, let’s celebrate the season by coming together as a community, exploring our creative sides at the Fall Fest & Pumpkin Patch, and nurturing our green thumbs at the PRC Master Gardener Garden Talk. These events are a testament to the vibrant spirit of Pearl River County, where festivity and learning go hand in hand.

Whether you’re painting pumpkins or sharing gardening tips, this October adventure promises to be an enriching experience for all. So, make the most of this wonderful month, enjoy the festivities, and expand your horizons as you connect with fellow residents who share your enthusiasm for life and learning.


If you are looking to buy and/or sell a home in the Mississippi or Pearl River County area, call or text Janell Billiot and the MS Real Estate Now team at (601) 463-5828, or go to their website at https://www.mississippirealestatenow.com/

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