5 Things To Do: Pumpkin patch and corn maze, Rainier Arts Festival, Greek Festival ...

By Volcano Staff on October 3, 2010

SUNDAY, OCT. 3, 2010 >>>

1. Picha Farm's Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 6502 52nd St. E. in Puyallup. Wander the fields and pick your perfect pumpkin. Stroll through their five-acre corn maze. Find all five answers to five trivia questions hidden throughout the maze and win a prize. Try your hand at the best pumpkin slingshot in the Puyallup Valley. If you hit the target you'll win a free 15-pound pumpkin. Or you could just stay home and eat pumpkin pie out of a can.

2. The annual Ashford Rainier Arts Festival continues today from noon to 4 p.m. with tons of art, oil painting, jewelry and pottery workshops and music by Maia Santell and House Blend at 2 p.m.

3. We dig the annual Tacoma Greek Festival. We dig the dancing, the fine food; hell, we even dig yelling "Opa!" for no apparent reason. But let's be real. For us, the entire festival is just a complicated set dressing for a baklava-delivery system. We can't get enough of the flakey sweet dessert. Drop by Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. and score some.

4. The Tacoma Art Museum presents a lecture offering an introduction to the iconography, materials, and history of early Japanese Buddhist sculpture at 1:30 p.m.

5. Black & Blue Sundays Thanksgiving Comedy Benefit Show features Death Before Decaf at 8 p.m. inside Jazzbones.

LINK: More arts and entertainment events in the South Sound