Autumnfest brings flavors of fall to Anthem

Autumn is at our doorstep—the change of season  brings things like cooler temperatures, pumpkin-flavored everything and
wearing socks. But it also brings, mostAutumnfest photo 3 importantly, Anthem’s fall-inspired special event, Autumnfest. The two-day event includes an arts-and-crafts fair, food vendors, carnival, live music, a pumpkin patch, hayrides, kids’ zone and more! In Community Park, the event runs 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday, October 20 and 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday, October 21. The carnival will open Thursday evening, October 18; hours will be posted online.

Get in on the fun
Throughout Autumnfest weekend, pumpkins decorated by residents, businesses, schools, organizations, etc. will be on display, and event-goers can vote for their favorites. Residents may decorate (not carve) their pumpkin(s) in any family-friendly theme. 

“We’re building on the great feedback we received from the scarecrow contest last Autumnfest,” said Kristi Northcutt, director of public affairs for the ACC. “A spin-off of the scarecrows, a decorated pumpkin contest brings a new dynamic of art into the event and hopefully gets our residents and businesses joining in on the fun.”

Pumpkins can be entered on Saturday, October 20 from 10 a.m.-noon at Community Park. Entry paperwork and additional guidelines can be found on the event page. Entry forms must be turned in by October 12. There is no cost to participate.