By Viper Allan
Often when people use the expression “in your own backyard” to refer to something, they mean it’s close by or easily accessible.
But when I say that one of Raleigh’s fall festivals is going to happen in our own backyard, I mean it literally.
Seaboard Station, the independent shopping center that backs up to Peace Campus, is the hotspot for Logan’s annual Harvest Day Festival on Saturday, October 13th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Logan’s, a giant independent gardening store, puts on this family-friendly festival each year to welcome the season.
Logan’s kicks off the day with a precursor to the celebration, a free 9am class on plant pruning as part of their “Second Saturday” specials. As the day progresses, refreshments will be offered and a number of child-friendly activities will begin, including hay rides, pumpkin painting, and scarecrow assembly for charity. At the beginning of this event package, participants will receive a punch card, and each activity counts as a punch towards an opportunity for free ice cream.
Finally, this year’s festival brings in a pet-friendly event: a doggy costume contest. Judging begins at 3 p.m. and ends in a participant parade around the venue.