This October Bank Holiday weekend, Clonad juvenile club and CRG camogie are combining to run their second Pumpkin Patch event at the GAA grounds in Clonad.
Last year, the event had to be cancelled due to Covid restrictions but the pumpkins didn’t go to waste as the club were allowed set up a stall at Portlaoise Plaza to sell them.
This year, the event will return in a similar fashion to what was held in 2019.
It will take place this weekend between 12-4pm on Sunday October 24 and Monday October 25.
Admission on the day is free, however, in line with Covid regulations, a booking system has been put in place. Bookings can be made on the dedicated website.
The event has already proved a big hit with Sunday’s edition already fully sold out.
A spokesperson said: “It is a family fun day with something for people of all ages.
“People will pick their pumpkin and then can have it carved or carve it themselves if they wish.
“Apart from the pumpkin picking, there will be other activities on the day including finding your way through the haunted maze, scarecrow making and more.
“Refreshments will be available on the day with the bakers in the club being busy producing homemade treats for the day.”
Organisers also hope to have some new features this year – and also revealed details of a prize for those who attend.
They said: “This year the club are hoping to add a new element.
“We are looking for young buskers to show off their talents. Any buskers that would like to play a spot at the event can get in contact via email firstname.lastname@example.org or through Facebook/Instagram.
“Portlaoise Plaza have also kindly provided a prize of vouchers for the best group/family photo each day.”