Crunchy leaves. Spiced cider. Chunky sweaters. Pumpkin everything. Calico is celebrating the changing of the seasons with its 2nd Annual Late Harvest Festival on Sunday, October 16 from 1pm to 8 pm. After a three-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the urban backyard in Blagden Alley has brought back its welcome party for cooler weather, with a free-to-attend Sunday afternoon fall fest complete with pumpkin picking & painting, caramel apples, hot cocktails, autumnal fare and more festive seasonal fun.
There’s no need to head to the pumpkin patch this year. Guests can pick their very own pumpkins from Calico’s pop-up patch and decorate them with complimentary painting supplies.
The fall fest will serve as the preview of Calico’s new seasonal menu, featuring autumnal cookout fare from Chef Nathan Beauchamp, such as mugs of soup and piping hot spinach dip. There will also be fresh local apples with sweet, buttery caramel for dipping.
Seasonal libations will range from hot drinks from bar director Ian Fletcher such as spiked alpine cider and pumpkin spice hot buttered rum made with Don Q, pumpkin cider, Oktoberfest beers and more, plus non-alcoholic hot cider.
Rounding out the lively festivities will be a festive photo area complete with hay, pumpkins and corn stalks for the perfect photo-op.
Families are encouraged to attend early in the afternoon, from 1-4pm, where face painters will entertain kiddos.
Local breweries will pour complimentary beer tastings for adults (21+), who can also purchase cans to take home. Silver Branch Brewing Co. will pour from 1-4pm and Hellbender Brewing Company will pour from 4-7pm.
Calico’s Late Harvest Festival is free to attend and open to the public, with all pumpkins, food and beverage sold a la carte.
WHEN: Sunday, October 16, 2022
1 pm – 8 pm
1pm-4pm (family activities) – face painting
1pm-7pm – beer and cider tastings for adults
50 Blagden Alley NW