Goathill Junction Scarecrow Festival and Pumpkin Patch 2013
On Saturday and Sunday October 12 and 13, 2013, Costa Mesa continues its 60th anniversary celebration with a scarecrow contest and pumpkin patch at Goathill Junction.
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In addition to the scarecrow contest, there will be train rides to the pumpkin patch and face painting as well as fire truck rides. The cost of the pumpkins is $4 each, and train rides are free. Children of all ages with pumpkin tickets will get to choose their own pumpkin and then turn it over to the conductor for the ride back to the station. Pumpkins can then be collected from baggage claim with your claim ticket. Plan for a train ride that is a little bit longer than the usual weekend ride to accomodate the pumpkin patch.
The festival will take place between 10am and 3pm both days. And, the winner of the Costa Mesa Scarecrow contest will be announced on Sunday at the Estancia Adobe as part of the celebration of Costa Mesa history. Be sure to come out and take a look at the scarecrows. There is a lot of variation and creativity, and some really cool scarecrows.
There will even be the opportunity to make paper rockets and launch them in to the sky.
There is so much to do here and enjoy Costa Mesa and what it has to offer.
Please let us know what you did and which scarecrow was your favorite.