Glass Pumpkin Fest
Come join us for the 7th annual Glass Pumpkin Fest Show & Sale!
This year we have two events:
Oct. 17-18th / 10am-6pm / GLASS ACADEMY – 25331 Trowbridge in Dearborn
Oct. 24-25th / 10am-6pm / LANDS ARCHITECT – 421 Miller Road in Ann Arbor
You will have the opportunity to watch glassblowing demonstrations all day so you can commission that perfect pumpkin you have always wanted! See how the handmade process is done and what makes our pumpkins so special.
We will have plenty of amazing and beautifully handcrafted pumpkins on display for you to purchase and enjoy in your own homes. Plan on spending 2-3 hours in the studio picking your pumpkins and watching the demos. This is a family friendly event and is FREE to attend. We encourage you to bring friends; it’s a great day to spend together!
“The atmosphere of the studio is completely fall harvest excitement!” Exclaims Janet Salimnen, a current employee at the studio. “We use corn stalks, hay bales, and wooden crates as accessories to decorate the studio and accentuate these beautiful glass pumpkins. It’s so magical at the studio you’ll want to take home a few pumpkins for yourself and friends to savor the magic!”
Featured for 2014 was the signature recycled blue that can only be found at the Glass Academy. “Many people start a collection only to find they need a ‘few more’ to round out their home display,” comments Michelle Plucinsky, co-owner of the studio. “Since we offer new varieties each year it’s always fun to come and purchase a few new styles from this year’s collection.”
“All the pumpkins are handcrafted at the Dearborn studio using century old traditional glassblowing methods much like you watch at Greenfield Village” notes Patt Blackmore, a volunteer turned employee. “However, the glassblowers at the Glass Academy definitely add special touches with their brilliant colors and extra curly stems that you won’t find anywhere else but here!”
Pricing starts at $45 and goes up from there based on style, color, techniques used and curly stems. We have a great assortment of colors and styles, including our signature recycled pumpkins!
Coming to ANN ARBOR? Here’s the info you’ll need to know! Find us at 421 Miller Road-home office of Land Architects. Off Main Street -across from Knights market, find us in the back with the fires roaring and the glass flowing along with tables full of pumpkins for sale. Call the studio if you need additional information at 313-561-4527
Preview night: Feeling special? Want to shop for pumpkins in a relaxed private setting? Consider attending our special preview party on Thursday, October 15th. It runs 5-8pm with food and beverages, a talented staff to help you match that perfect grouping and other special incentives. Tickets are on sale now. Buy tickets below.