A pop-up pumpkin patch helps parents get a jump on Halloween.
On Sunday, San Diego County Parks and Recreation will scatter hundreds of pumpkins along the southwest lawn of the Waterfront Park off Pacific Highway downtown.
Kids will “pick” their favorite (which will inevitably be the largest) and roll it over to a decoration station, complete with stickers and foam cutouts.
Creepy crawly animals will be on hand for a close-up look, courtesy of park rangers, and an inflatable obstacle course will give your little monsters a nice challenge.
On the center stage, an 11-year-old will sign her heart out at noon, followed by a magician with some mysterious fun.
You may want to bring some towels in case the kiddos take a dip in the fountain, which of course they will because… water.
When the tummies start rumbling, parents can turn to food trucks and a frozen yogurt booth for relief.
The ghoulish good time will run from at 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.