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Pumpkin Playground at Burke Nursery

Students and teachers from Newington Forest Head Start in Springfield show off their pumpkins.

Students and teachers from Newington Forest Head Start in Springfield show off their pumpkins.

Since 1994, Burke Nursery has celebrated the harvest season with their Fall Festival and Pumpkin Playground to the delight of children of all ages. The month-long event draws pumpkin seekers from all over Northern Virginia. The many available activities are designed to be fun and educational for all.

One of the highlights of each year's festival is Cherokee storyteller Mary Aponte whose tales of nature and Indian lore holds children spellbound. For a trip full of laughter and surprises be sure to take the hayride through the spooky forest teeming with ghosts and goblins.

Halloween is the final day the festival will be open; for more information, visit www.pumpkinplaygound.com.