The Pit in the Park will take place on Saturday in the Belmond City Park. The event begins at 10 am and continues until 2pm. A mini-expo on meat smoking with demonstrations, a Q & A, and samples of the meat will be part of the event. From 11:30 am until 1 pm, a free meal will be served.
The annual Autumn Family Fun Fest will take place on Saturday at the Swimming Pool Park in Belmond. Among the activities are a ghost story reading, face painting, pumpkin bowling, pumpkin checkers, a witch ring toss and pumpkin golf. The afternoon is sponsored by the Belmond Promotional Council.
Scarecrows can be made by families for $10. Families can take home their creations and everything will be provided in the construction of the scarecrow. Those who still have their scarecrows from last year can have them re-stuffed for $5.
Events will shift to the United Methodist Church lawn in Belmond where an evening of making s’mores, gam playing, and songs around a campfire will take place. There is no charge to participate but everyone is encouraged to bring a lawn chair to 1031 1st Street SE in Belmond.