Visual Art

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Glass Orchard offers hand-blown glass pumpkins for the season

Caitlin Boyle |

October is officially here, which means it’s time to head on out to the pumpkin patch and stock up for the upcoming holiday season. The Glass Orchard in Eau Claire is gearing up for its third annual pumpkin sale, but the pumpkins on sale here don’t come from the ground. They are handmade from glass and come in a variety of colors. The sale will run from 10am to 6pm on Oct. 12-13. Those who check out the sale will walk through The Glass Orchard’s glass pumpkin patch and also have the opportunity to pick apples in the orchard. Each glass pumpkin for sale is hand blown by the owners and ready to decorate for the harvest season or to give as a gift. Check out the demonstrations in the hot glass studio to see exactly how each pumpkin-shaped work of art is created. The Glass Orchard is located just south of Eau Claire at 130 Deerfield Road, and is open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays for the season. 

Glass Pumpkin Patch • Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 12-13, 10am • The Glass Orchard, 130 Deerfield Road, Eau Claire •