OAKHURST – Children will get the chance to learn pumpkin-carving skills, make Halloween decorations and more at a special event at the Children’s Museum of the Sierra on Saturday, Oct 27.
Members of the Sierra Woodcarvers and will be on hand to help kids make some truly unique creations during this Halloween Festival.“The Sierra Woodcarvers volunteered to get involved and show kids how to do relief-style pumpkin carvings.” said Steve Montalto, the museum’s director.
“They last longer than the traditional jack-o-lantern carvings, you can do more with them, and of course you don’t have to worry about kids using knives.”
The woodcarvers also made several Halloween decorations that kids can paint, in addition to other craft projects going on at the museum throughout the day.
“It’s a very open-format style of event. Families can come any time throughout the day and take part in the activities,” Montalto said.
The Sierra Lions Club will also be there, grilling hotdogs and hamburgers, and giving all the proceeds back to the Children’s Museum.
“It will be a chance for families to come in, make some cool decorations, have some fun and also enjoy the museum’s exhibits,” Montalto said.
The pumpkin carving activities will be BYOP – bring your own pumpkin! Admission to the museum will be free, with a small charge for some activities, just to cover the cost of materials.
The festival runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. the Saturday before Halloween. For more information, visit www.ChildrensMuseumOfTheSierra.org or call 559-658-5656.