Saturday was a big day in Montrose! We managed to squeeze a whole lot of fun into one day. For starters we went to the 9th Annual Devries Farm Punkin Chunkin, which benefits the Olathe Fire Department. Watching pumpkins getting launched from vessels ranging from massive air cannons all the way down to good old fashioned Trebuchets is…well? Spectacular. Truly.
Even if you’re not into brute force and mass destruction, you can’t help but crack a smile at this. Here is a pumpkin just a fraction of a second after being launched by Producer’s Co-Op’s air cannon.
Not to be outdone, the medieval contingent brought their A game with this good old fashioned trebuchet.
No matter the size of the launcher – a skyward gourd is a skyward gourd and the crowd loved every second.
While we were at DeVries, we also decided to take on their corn maze.
We handed the map to our 9 year old. She did a great job navigating and with a little help from Dad we made it out without having to call 911.
After that, we headed down to the First Annual Fall Fun Fest in downtown Montrose. Main Street was closed to traffic to make way for the festival, and what a street party it was! Each elementary school hosted a game booth, with all proceeds from that booth going into a teacher grant fund held through Montrose Community Foundation. Here was one booth – a witch autopsy and surgery center. I didn’t see the inside but it sounded super fun from the outside. My kids were all smiles when they came out!
Other games included Feed the Monster, Ping Pong Ball Toss, Fishing, Monster Walk, a barrel train, petting zoo, and much more. The schools all did a great job coming up with fun games for the kids. There was also a costume contest, and the costumes did not disappoint. The streets were literally packed with all sorts of ghouls, goblins, monsters, sorcerers, sprites, gremlins, princesses, heros, animals, and so much more.
Love this one.
And this – Impressive use of stilts, and very friendly….?? bird?
Awesome clown wheeling around on his bike with a sweet little Repunzel trailing behind him.
I also loved watching Santa make his way up the climbing wall alongside a little princess.
And this guy.
All in all, it was a great fall day in Mo-town with the family.
SJPmama is the schemer, founder, and the editor at San Juan Parent. She created San Juan Parent because she wanted to find fun activities for families in the San Juan Mountain Region that would tire her kids out and make them go to bed at a decent hour. She has been banging away on computers for longer than she can remember and freelances at various tech jobs. She considers herself extremely lucky to have such awesome friends and family who are willing to let SJP feature their stories on the interwebs.