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Spook-tacular Fall Family Fun! The Llano River Pumpkin Float

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Don’t miss out on fall family fun at the 2018 Llano River Pumpkin Float! Now in its third year, this parade of floating, lighted pumpkins first took place back in 2016 at Badu Park in Llano.  It’s now considered a wonderful Hill Country festivity. This year’s event is scheduled for Saturday, October 27 from 4 – 9 p.m.

Cheryl Quallenberg coordinated the original event, stemming from the Llano Pumpkin Carving Contest, which had been running for a decade prior. She described the night as “pure magic” to She noted that the pumpkin float draws in visitors from all around, and that it can be viewed as an art installation with the beauty of the light reflecting on the water.

Spook-tacular Fall Family Fun! The Llano River Pumpkin Float

Photo: Facebook/Llano River Pumpkin Float

This year’s event is again being held in Badu Park, close to the dam in Llano. Those interested in participating are asked to bring their pre-carved pumpkins together with a candle or light (and organizers have asked that no paint or glitter be used), and be on site by 6:00 p.m. at the latest. The effort in planning is to coordinate the best possible way to have all the pumpkins lit and into the water in the most beautiful fashion possible. Onlookers can bring lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy the evening with family and friends. If you’re interested in more information, visit the Llano River Pumpkin Float Facebook page for details as well as photos and video from the prior year’s event. It draws a considerable crowd, with participants coming from throughout the Texas Hill Country. Anyone can carve a pumpkin, and there’s no better way to have fun on a fall night!