Green Lake Magazine Green Lake Magazine 2012 - Page 57

GreenLakeMagazine.com | 57 Welcome autumn by setting aside Friday evening and Saturday, October 5 and 6, for a great time in Berlin. Pumpkins on the Petunias is the communitys premier fall event, according to Harry Kwidzinski, iV̈i iV̜ʜv i >Li of Commerce. A stretch of Highway 49, Huron Street, and Broadway from Wisconsin Street to the west side v̅iL}iʜi̅i,i]ʈ dedicated to your enjoyment of live music, food and beverages, crafts, a rafe, games and activities for all ages, and shopping bargains. The coup de grce is the Great Pumpkin Drop, which from 100 feet up will splat pumpkins on a car. Another not-so-common festival activity is the cow drop, a contest in which an individual will buy a spot, with the hopes that the cow, known as Polly the Pooper, will make a deposit there. There is a substantial cash prize for the person whose spot is visited and marked by Polly.There is also a terric tractor pullon pavement, not grassand a tractor parade of antique, unique, and giant tractors. There will also be some oats in the parade, a new addition this year.A childrens zone includes a petting zoo, hay rides, a train, a hay maze, and even a pedal-tractor pull. And for those who are ages 716, an opportunity to >̈V>iʈ>->L iLv cash and trophy prizes. Shoppers can take advantage of bargains at the businesses all along the main festival route, as well as browsing the craft fair on Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., while Culinary Classics offers samples from area restaurant menus from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. There will also be a food and beverage tent sponsored by local service organizations. For more information, go to berlinchamber.net or call (920) 361- 3636. Jan White is a freelance writer. 117 East Huron %HUOLQ :,  920-361-3565 7UHN %LF\FOHV %LF\FOH $FFHVVRULHV &ORWKLQJ )UDPH 6WUDLJKWHQLQJ 3URIHVVLRQDO 5HSDLUV Fun-filled Pumpkins on the Petunias