Great (glass) pumpkin visits Puget Sound

Great (glass) pumpkin visits Puget Sound

Attention, Charlie Brown fans: There's a great pumpkin in the Puget Sound region that you don't have to wait on at all.

The 2012 Northwest Glass Pumpkin Patches, a series of eight sales starting in September, are recreating the fun of picking the perfect pumpkin for people of all ages

"it makes you feel like a kid," Jeannine Sigafoos, co-owner of Tacoma Glassblowing Studio, said at the Tacoma sale at Point Defiance Park on Saturday.

The event is put on by the studio every year. Sigafoos and others spend months lining up venues from Woodinville to Olympia, as well as making about 7,000 pumpkins to stock the events. The goal is to have at least 2,000 pumpkins at each sale.

"We don't want to look picked over," Sigafoos said.

Most of the pumpkins retail for $25 to $85, with a few exceptions for very large pumpkins. This year there's a globe that's 75-inches in diameter -- the largest blown pumpkin on the West Coast -- with a price tag of $5,000.

If you missed the Tacoma sale, there are three more left. Check the following schedule for to find a location near you.

Sat., Oct. 27, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

- Pioneer Park Pavillion, 330 S. Meridian, Puyallup

Sat., Nov. 3, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

- Marymoor Park, 6046 W. Sammamish Parkway NE, Redmond

Sat., Nov. 10, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

- Port of Olympia Plaza, 704 Columbia St. NW Olympia