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Pumpkinville opens at Myriad Botanical Gardens in Oklahoma City

The Halloween-themed displays in downtown Oklahoma City will be open through the end of the month.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: October 11, 2013 at 5:57 pm •  Published: October 12, 2013

Halloween is coming to downtown Oklahoma City as Pumpkinville opens Saturday at the Myriad Botanical Gardens.

As many as 3,000 pumpkins, scarecrows, straw creatures and mums will give the gardens a Halloween theme. Pumpkinville will be open through the end of the month, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.

Admission is $5 per child and $3 per adult for nonmembers; Myriad Botanical Gardens members are admitted free.

Pumpkinville is a celebration of pumpkins and all things fall and was the idea of Myriad Gardens Executive Director Maureen Heffernan.

“Fall is such a wonderful time of year to enjoy the gardens, and Pumpkinville is a charming place for families to celebrate the season,” Heffernan said.

The entire children's garden will be transformed into a fun, not-too-spooky wonderland, complete with a hay-bale maze, arts and crafts activities, games and storytelling.

New this year will be a centerpiece created by artist Hugh Meade of Oddfab Design Lab. A giant owl constructed of straw and other natural materials will occupy the center of the children's garden. Special display sponsor for the event is Delta Dental of Oklahoma.

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