Funland presents Olympian gourds

Pumpkin Funland opened Oct. 1 at Rasmussen Farms in the scenic Hood River Valley.

The free attraction remains open until Nov. 11.

This world of characters changes every year and is crafted with creativity and humor from pumpkins, vegetables, squash, gourds and other items from the farm and greenhouse. Free parking is available.

This year’s theme, “2012 Summer Olympics,” offers everyone the opportunity to relive highlights of this summer’s Olympic Games in London, and to enjoy the farm’s interpretation of iconic British scenes and persons.

(Some of the Royals are making an appearance!)

Just yards away from Funland is the Rasmussen corn maze, where getting “lost” is fun for all.

The theme this year is “Scouting the Gorge: 100 Years of Girl Scouts.”

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