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The colors are outstanding – purple, green, black, blue, amber and yes, even orange. It is really hard to choose just the right one, because you want them all. It is time for the annual glass pumpkin patches.

There are two happening in Pensacola. The first one is hosted by Strong Street Studio, and the second is being held at the First City Arts Center (formerly Belmont Arts Center).

This year, Strong Street Studio has reserved the meeting facility, Soiree for the event. The event will be held from 12-6 p.m. on October 6 & 7. Along with the pumpkins you will be able to view the lovely wood and metal works of Ben Bogan Designs.

WHAT: Strong Street Studio Glass Pumpkin Patch
WHEN: 12-6 p.m., Saturday, October 6 & Sunday, October 7
WHERE: 196 N. Palafox St.
CONTACT: strongstreetstudio.com

This year marks the 6th Annual First City Art Center’s (Formerly Belmont Arts and Cultural Center) Glass Pumpkin Patch. Held at the Art Center’s new location, it will feature over 1,000 hand-blown glass and hand thrown clay pumpkins. All made available by the glass and pottery guilds. A profusion of colors and an array of sizes and styles will be on tap. Entry is free to the event; the prices for the pumpkins begin at $20.

First City Art Center is also throwing a preview party, sponsored by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Worldwide Pensacola Campus, from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, Oct. 12. The public is invited to dine on hors d’oeuvres, enjoy complimentary beverages, see live demonstrations and be the first to shop the pumpkin patch for your special glass pumpkin during this festive night out. Entry is $25 per person. There is a limit of one pumpkin.

WHAT: 6th Annual First City Art Center’s Glass Pumpkin Patch
WHEN: 10 a.m.- 2 p.m., Saturday, October 13
WHERE: 1060 N. Guillemard St. Bldg. A
CONTACT: belmontartscenter.com

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