Summerlin kicks off fall season

More than 4,000 Summerlin residents attended the fourth annual Summerlin Pumpkin Festival at The Gardens Park.

The event transformed the park into one of the valley’s largest pumpkin patches. Special activities included a hay maze, petting zoo, bounce house, costume parade, face painting, fortune telling, games and appearances by costume cartoon characters. The Las Vegas Farmers Market was onsite selling home-grown goodies, including fresh produce, flowers, fresh corn and barbecue dinners.

The event is one of more than a dozen planned exclusively for Summerlin residents by The Summerlin Council, the nonprofit arm of the Summerlin Community Association that oversees social, cultural, educational and recreational events for residents.

According to Lezlie Barnson-DeNardin, director of community relations for The Summerlin Council, the Summerlin Pumpkin Festival kicks off the fall season for hundreds of families in the community.

DeNardin said the event is programmed primarily for the community’s younger residents, who are encouraged to run around the park and play in their costumes, but residents of all ages also look forward to the event. “I think the adults have as much fun as the children,” she said. “Happy children are a joy to watch.”

Other resident-only seasonal celebrations include Egg Hunt, Friday Night Live Summer concert series and Hometown Holidays.

Developed by The Howard Hughes Corp., an affiliate of General Growth Properties Inc., Summerlin is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a year-long celebration.

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