Halloween started early at two of La Cañada's elementary schools on Friday, Oct. 15.
La Cañada and Paradise Canyon Elementary both hosted a pumpkin patch and harvest festival.
Students and parents gathered at both campuses to pick out their prized pumpkin and celebrate Halloween 16 days early.
Paradise Canyon had homemade baked goods, face painting, pumpkin decorating and a dance party to commemorate the event. Carey Haynes, a local Realtor with Coldwell Banker, is once again sponsoring the event with Kirk Smith of Smith Produce to provide the pumpkins. Raffle tickets were also available to win a chance at claiming Big Mac, the largest pumpkin in the patch.
A few miles down the road, La Cañada Elementary had Halloween treats, shirts and pumpkins ripe for carving for sale with the proceeds going towards the school. Everyone had a chance to buy a raffle ticket to win the creation of a master pumpkin carver, who demonstrated his skills by carving several pumpkins on site.