By Jessica Sanchez and Mike S Payton, Contributing Reporters
MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA – Start celebrating the fall season and Halloween with the all-day Fall Pumpkin Festival which will be held at the Normandy Fountain in Miami Beach on Sunday, October 13th from 11AM to 4PM.
During the festival, beyond pumpkin patches, pumpkin carvings and kids crafts, attendees can also enjoy activities such as yoga, tasting food, libations and listening to live music.
The event, created by Prism Creative Group and City of Miami Beach, kicks off with a revitalizing yoga flow under the oak tree shade by Nobe Yoga with ClauNine from 11AM to 12PM, followed by two sets of live music throughout the day provided by local singers-songwriters ITAWE and Monte Grande.
Organizers also offer a selection of different food and drinks vendors offering various pumpkin-themed items to enjoy and everybody can participate in fun fall activities like pumpkin patches, pumpkin carvings, also kids crafts and more.
Food will include seasonal morsels by Taquiza, 7tyone Restaurant & Coffee Bar, The Little Sugars, Vice City Bean and more, as well as artisan vendors Carla Merino, Sarah Glass Ceramics, The Tipsy Gardener, Buena Vista Candle Company, and Alma Aromatherapy.
For activities, there will be pumpkin painting with Painting with a Twist, Braiding by Get Braidified, Face painting by Art Box, and a complimentary pumpkin patch by Trader Joe’s (while supplies last).
Margueritte Ramos, a North Beach resident and head of the Normandie Sud Neighborhood Association, shares, “This is a new festival produced by Prism, I can’t wait to attend!”
Admission for the event is free and guests are invited to gather with friends, families and pets at Normandy Isle Fountain, at 7802 Rue Vendome on this Sunday from 11AM to 4PM.
Halloween occurs on a Thursday, October 31st and Ramos shares her excitement, “Halloween is crazy on North Beach! Personally in my neighborhood, Normandie Sud, we get over 350 kids every halloween.”
“A lot of our neighbors really decorate their houses and a few have haunted houses. The MBPD comes and gives out candy too.”