On the Road: Head to Snohomish for pumpkin hurl and medieval fair Sept. 12-13

Snohomish Pumpkin Hurl and Medieval Faire

WHAT: The eighth annual fair kicks off the six-week Snohomish Valley Festival of Pumpkins. At this event, pumpkins will be thrown more than 1,800 feet by trebuchets, Middle Age war machines built by modern day enthusiasts with names like Squash-O-Fire and Gourdinator.

WHEN: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 12-13.

WHERE: Alexander Farm, corner 43rd Avenue Southeast and Ebey Island Road, Everett.

OTHER ACTIVITIES: In addition to watching pumpkins fly, visitors can watch medieval history re-enactors, knights on horseback battle in full armor or joust, an archery competition and visit the medieval village for artisan crafts and wares, minstrels and music, food and drink, and children's activities.

ADMISSION: $8 per person at the gate; children age 4 and younger free. Parking is $5 per vehicle.

NOTE: Service animals are welcome, but no pets are allowed.

PUMPKIN FESTIVAL: Seven family-owned farms will host a number of events and attractions, including huge u-pick pumpkin patches, themed and haunted corn mazes, hay rides and zombie hunts. Activities are held weekends through October. The annual festival attracts more than 200,000 visitors. Learn more at festivalofpumpkins.org.

INFORMATION: festivalofpumpkins.org/#!pumpkin-hurl/c13ud.