Brookgreen Gardens put on a great weekend for the kids with this year’s Harvest Home Weekend Festival. The event took place on Saturday and Sunday, October 1st and 2nd. We were treated to hay rides, scarecrow building, hay mountain, pumpkin painting, musicians and great food cooked up in the big white tents.
Families enjoying a short tour of the gardens in style in on the always popular hay rides. You had to be fast to get on one of the rides.
Building a scarecrow has become a family favorite for many folks around here. Hay and clothing were provided courtesy of Brookgreen Garden volunteers. The making of the scarecrows is free and for $5, you were able to take yours home.
Making these scarecrows is a little trickier than expected.
Kids will be kids and many of them had more fun playing in the hay than building a scarecrow or painting a pumpkin.
The Low Country Spinners demonstrated how to prepare and spin wool. Some of the wool spun during the event came from the Tunis sheep in the zoo.
There was plenty of live music to be enjoyed all day long. The crowds were thin early on Sunday morning, but picked up later in the day.
Pumpkin painting is always a fun activity for the kids. Hope you picked up your pumpkins at Brookgreen Gardens this weekend.
Overall it was a great weekend to be out with the family. Brookgreen Gardens always goes out of their way to get kids interested in the low country culture. If you couldn’t make it this year, the next big event is Nights of a Thousand Candles that runs December 1-3, 8-10, & 15 -18, 2016.