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One of my favorite Fall festivals is right around the corner! The Sturgeon County Bounty held at the Prairie Gardens Haunted Pumpkin Festival starts next weekend and my family can’t wait to attend!

This year we have rigged up something special together, head on over to this post to win a family admission and Taste Tickets for the event!

The official press release has been sent out, but I didn’t need it.

We literally count down to this day.

We love the Haunted Pumpkin Festival at Prairie Gardens.

I adore the food at the Sturgeon County Bounty. I almost don’t want to let people know about it, since it’s not incredibly busy (yet) , no huge line ups, gorgeous, yummy local food to be eaten at a reasonable price and enjoyed in the crisp fall air….

I can’t wait for the 29th! The pumpkin soup was my favorite from last year, the pumpkin pie that Tam Andersen of Prairie Gardens bakes is literally my husbands favorite in the world and the kids loved all the treats!

Have a read at the amazing things going on September 29th!

Real food. Real local.
Sturgeon County Bounty cuisine event – September 29th, 2012 during Grand
Opening of Prairie Gardens’ 17th Annual Haunted Pumpkin Festival

Sturgeon County Bounty – a celebration of local cuisine
Saturday, September 29th, 2012
11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Prairie Gardens Adventure Farm (56311 Lily Lake Road)

Celebrate and enjoy local cuisine during the Sturgeon County Bounty – a one-day local food event – September
29th at the Grand Opening of the Haunted Pumpkin Festival at Prairie Gardens & Adventure Farm. Delight
in the bounty of seasonal flavors highlighted within the farm-inspired menu, while supporting sustainable local
agriculture, Sturgeon County Bounty is a sample-tasting event featuring the farm fresh produce and meat
grown in Sturgeon County. Local producers and chefs specializing in local fare will showcase delectable
delights grown, handcrafted, harvested, and prepared in Sturgeon County. Enjoy taste-size portions of
appetizers, entrées, and desserts – from spiced pumpkin soup to pumpkin chili to pumpkin pie- All dishes have
some or all ingredients, from a local source.

Admission: $15 and includes 5 food sample tickets and adult entrance into the Haunted Pumpkin Festival,
Additional food tickets are only $1 each. (Interact onsite)

Sturgeon County Bounty is an agriculture initiative, aimed at providing local producers, chefs, and processors
with an opportunity to promote and expand value-added agriculture in our region. Building a strong connection
between the producer and the consumer, while also promoting rural tourism is the goal of the initiative. The
tickets for the taste event sell for a dollar each and taste dishes are sold for 1-4 tickets each.

Prairie Gardens’ 17th Annual Haunted Pumpkin Festival
Saturday, September 29th & 30th – Grand Opening weekend
11:00 AM – 5 PM – Every weekend in October including Thanksgiving Monday

Kids love Edmonton’s spookiest festival of the year – the Haunted Pumpkin Festival, which kicks off on
September 29th,2012 at Prairie Gardens Adventure Farm. Families will journey across the province to
delight in bumper crop of over a 100,000 pumpkins this season – its pumpkin heaven! The Festival runs each
weekend for the entire month of October. There’s even a Pumpkin Cannon Fundraiser to help support
YESS – the Youth Empowerment & Support Services, and 50 family-fun farm activities ….Wagon
Rides, Haunted House, Kid’s Corn Maze, Mega Maze, Petting Farm, Scarecrow Building, Face Painting, Kids
Pumpkin Activities, Crafts, Trick or Treat Cabin, Strolling Characters, Bale Maze, Enchanted Forest, Graveyard
Trail, the Boo’n Accord Ghost Town, Lost Lemon Gem Mine, Old Thyme Photo Parlor, & the Legend of the
Lost Lemon Gem Mine Puppet Show and much more!

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