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Richard Graves and son Evan slide down one of the carpet slides at the Burke Nursery Pumpkin Playground last year.

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Burke/Fairfax Calendar, Oct. 19-Oct. 31

Get up, get out and explore before October slips away; isn't it time for that date night, volunteering you said you'd do and some family quality time?

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Burke’s Pumpkin Playground

When Fred Dickinson, general manager of the Burke Nursery and Garden Center, started the pumpkin festival with his wife Cassandra 17 years ago, he said he had no idea it would grow to be such a large event. In fact, the nursery didn’t start to sell carving pumpkins until the last two weeks of October.


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