TAKO (Take A Kid Outdoors) is a society in Fayette County which was established in 2006. They provide great outdoor experiences for children by arranging various festivals throughout the year. Kids can explore activities like fishing, jumping over logs, and fossil events.
Children love Halloween festivals and TAKO has an annual fall festival at Emma Harvest Square in Iowa City. It is a fun event, which encourages kids to explore and attend pumpkin carvings with friends and family. Whether you are carving, decorating, or otherwise using this classic fall gourd for Halloween inspiration, creative pumpkin ideas will excite you all season.
The event conducted in Emma Harvest Square is family friendly. Folks can bring their own pumpkins or carve one of the pumpkins available in the Harvest Square. Last year, my family and I went to the pumpkin carving festival at Emma Harvest Square and had a great family time working on pumpkins.
The events here at Emma Harvest Square are free and open to public. Advance registration is necessary and the organizers arrange for snacks during the festival. Usually caramel apples and apple cider are provided during the festival. You can bring your pumpkin patterns and supplies kit. Here are some great tips to put to use at the festival this weekend:
Tips for kids to carve a pumpkin:
- Transform any old pumpkin into a stylish centerpiece with skull-and-bones lace sleeve.
- Make a witch jack-o-lantern using bumpy and greenish gray squashes.
- Jack the Winker themed carving for the pumpkins - slice a screwy face into a pumpkin, and make him wink using hole kits and small usage bulbs.
Event Timings: 4 pm to 6.30 pm on 18th October 2014.
Come dressed up in great Halloween costumes and get ready to enjoy yourself during the festival. This is a great outdoor event for quality family fun.
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