Pumpkin Fest at the Pony Express
October 16, 2011 in: Reflections on the River
One of the fun things about living in historic St. Joseph is that each morning on my way to work, I drive by the Pony Express Museum. As the museum prepared for its annual Pumpkin Fest, I witnessed the tents, carnival rides and pumpkin mountain going up.
Pumpkin Fest, one of the museum’s main fund raisers, is largely a children’s event and I had never been before. I mentioned to some friends it would be fun to go, so the three of us decided to check it out. From the inside out so to speak.
It was a beautiful fall evening and we ran into lots of friends. We sort of stalked the Kettle Korn people. It really was that good.
My friend Lori convinced me to get on the “Mind Blender.” We were definitely the oldest people on the ride, but we also had the most fun. Our friend Pamela caught the moment of us screaming.
The highlight of the evening is the lighting of Pumpkin Mountain. Hundreds of artfully carved pumpkins were stacked in front of the museum and the lights turned on all at once. The glow of the Pony Express logo is just perfect.