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Poor weather forecasts postpone Pumpkin Festival at Botanic Gardens at Chatfield

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By AJ Vicens

Forecasts for poor weather have forced the Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield to postpone the annual pumpkin festival for a week.

The pumpkin festival has been rescheduled for Oct. 17-18, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

“All the weather forecasting made it look like this weekend was not best weekend to have people come out,” said gardens spokesman Will Jones. “We don’t want people to get caught in mud and snow or whatever else Mother Nature will throw at us.”

The pumpkin festival is a two-day event that costs $5 for non-member adults and $3 for non-member children. Members are charged $4 and $2, respectively. Pumpkins cost an average of $6, based on size.

Admission includes hayrides and ghost tours of the 1860s historical homestead located nearby. Tours will be from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on both days.

Contact AJ Vicens at aj@evergreenco.com, and check www.columbinecourier.com.