50th Anniversary of St. Vrain’s Pumpkin Pie Days Antique Show, Oct. 12-13

   Pumpkin Pie Days, one of the area’s longest-running and best-loved antique shows, will be held on Saturday, Oct. 12th, and Sunday, Oct. 13th, in the Exhibit Building at the Boulder County Fairgrounds at 9595 Nelson Road in Longmont. Hours for the event are Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission to the antique show and sale is $5 (children under 12 are free) and parking is free. Proceeds will be used by the St. Vrain Historical Society for local historic preservation and education projects.
   Antique dealers from Colorado and several other states will display and sell a wide assortment of antique and collectible furniture, silver, glassware, china, pottery, quilts, vintage clothing, linens, jewelry, tools, postcards, books, dolls and toys. The St. Vrain Historical Society will have a table featuring a variety of publications about the history of Longmont and nearby areas and displays about current preservation projects at Hoverhome and the Hover Farmstead. In the Society’s cafe area, volunteers will serve their legendary bean soup and French rolls, homemade pumpkin pie with freshly whipped cream, and an assortment of beverages. The complete meal is still a bargain or visitors may purchase menu items separately.
   Longmont’s original Pumpkin Pie Days were community celebrations held between 1899 and 1914. Thousands of visitors came to Longmont to enjoy the horse races, parades and free food. Pictures, postcards and other memorabilia from these early festivals will be featured in a special display at the show. In 1969, the St. Vrain Historical Society chose to commemorate this early community celebration in the name of its fall antique show. In the last 50 years the event has become a modern community tradition drawing thousands of people to browse, buy and enjoy the pumpkin pie.
   For more information, call the St. Vrain Historical Society at (303) 776-1870 or go to www.stvrainhistoricalsociety.com.

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