Big Piney Fall Festival

Thickly painted pumpkins are set in the sun (and wind) to dry before they go home.

At least 700 people made

their way downtown to the Big Piney Library’s

Fall Festival on a brisk but sunny

Saturday, Oct. 5. Many came by way of the

Power of Pink Fun Run hosted by Turquoise

Buffalo to benefit Kickin’ Cancer in Sublette

County.

The festival boasted more than 30 vendors

and organizations selling and giving arts and

treats. Just Imagine supplied six cases of

mini-pumpkins for the kids to paint – that’s

Big Piney Fall Festival

90 multi-colored gourds – that ran out well

before the demand died. Kids and parents

stuffed old kids clothes donated by Green

Pastures, with straw from Western Veterinary

Clinic for about 80 handmade scarecrows,

most of them deciding NOT to dunk

their heads in icy water to bob for apples.

Youngsters took turns bouncing in the Big

Piney Rec Center’s inflatable playhouse with

local businesses sponsoring giant yard games,

cocoa, cookies and muffins. Marbleton Senior

Center volunteers tended the warming fire pit

where kids and grownups alike toasted marshmallows

for S’Mores and the Green River

Valley Museum opened for Fall Fest visitors.

With the Post Office’s Passport Fair, the

Green River Valley Museum open for the

day and the vintage “glampers” on display,

there was literally something for everyone.

Library director and coordinator Tawnya

Miller was thrilled to see new business and

groups participating – “There was a lot of

involvement from the Main Street folks and

way beyond. It was neat to have so many

partners. People really enjoyed it.”

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