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Pumpkin fest at Healdsburg market

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My pumpkin's faster than your pumpkin: On Saturday, the Healdsburg Farmers Market hosts its annual pumpkin festival, with a pumpkin carving contest and a pumpkin car race.

Pumpkins for carving are available at the market at no charge between 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Pumpkins that will compete in the race must be brought to the market already made.

The market takes place from 9 a.m. to noon one block west of the plaza at North and Vine Streets. Pumpkins will be available at 8:30 a.m., but shopping starts when the cowbell sounds at 9 a.m.

Day of the Dead Art Reception: On Saturday, Galley 300 (300 South A St., Santa Rosa) hosts a reception for its juried exhibition from 6 to 9 p.m.

This Day of the Dead show features nearly two dozen artists, among them Jennifer Hirschfield, Alejandro Salazar, Molly Perez, Mary Jarvis, Mary Vaughan, Hamlet Mateo, Cat Kaufman and Ceylan Crow.

The show opened on Oct. 22 and remains on view through Nov. 3.

A Day of the Dead 2013 Calendar will also be available throughout the two-week exhibition.

Events in the South A Arts District are always great fun and warrant pulling out your favorite costumes.


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