The leaves are changing and fall has officially arrived in Brownsburg. The month of October brings lots of great activities to town, including the annual Pumpkin Smash Bash and the 5-0 5K Foot Pursuit. October is also Breast Cancer Awareness month, so keep an eye out for local fundraisers such as Pink the Park.
Pumpkin Smash Bash and 5-0 5K Pursuit
The Pumpkin Smash Bash and 5-0 5K are hosted by the Town of Brownsburg, Brownsburg Parks, and the Brownsburg Police Reserves Division. The 5K and fall carnival will be held on Saturday, October 3rd.
The 5K begins at 9:30 a.m. at the Brownsburg Police Department. Several officers will run in full uniform while others walk with families participating in the event. Registration is $30 for adults, $20 for students ages 11-18, and free for kids 10 and younger. Register online here. Entry fee includes a high quality t-shirt. Awards will be given at 10:45 a.m.
Hang around after the 5-0 5K for the Pumpkin Smash Bash on the Town Hall Green from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The festival includes free activities for kids such as a Halloween-themed photo booth, a bounce house, face painting, an obstacle course, and putt-putt golf. Hayrides through Arbuckle Acres Park will be provided for $3 per person or $15 for a family up to 6 members. Food will be available for purchase from a number of vendors.
You can purchase a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch in the park throughout the event or while listening to The Flying Toasters perform from noon to 2 p.m. The pumpkin decorating contest entry fee is $5, which covers the cost of the pumpkin and decorating supplies. The costume contest is open to everyone, with categories for ages 6 and younger, ages 7-13, and ages 14 and older. Dress Fluffy in his finest–there’s also a prize for the best pet costume! You can pre-register for both event by following the links.
All proceeds from the Pumpkin Smash Bash will fund scholarships for Brownsburg Parks’ Before and After School Enrichment Program (B.A.S.E.).
Pink the Park & Paws for a Cause
The Hendricks County chapter of Making Strides for the American Cancer Society is hosting a “Pink the Park” event on October 3rd at Washington Township’s Paw Park in Avon. Each dollar donation receives a pink name flag showing their support. Pet owners may purchases a “Paws for a Cause” bandana for their pet to wear in the 3:30 parade through the Upper Park. The parade begins at the Cross Country Arch.
What are your favorite ways to celebrate fall in Hendricks County?