Fall Pumpkin Festival
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About The Event
Marshall Grain's Fall Pumpkin Festival!
- Live Cooking Demos by Local Celebrity Chefs! Carol Ritchie, a nationally-recognized TV chef, and 4-Star chef Jennifer Brightman of Brightman Food & Catering, have developed their own pumpkin-themed dishes that they will demonstrate live at Marshall Grain’s event.
- Gardening Clinic: Our new landscape designer and best-selling author, Cheryl Beesley, will present a gardening clinic on Fall Color for Texas Gardens.
- Make-n-Take Containers: 11 a.m. - Noon. You provide the container and plants, and we provide the soil and hands-on instruction to help you create a beautiful fall-themed container. Our staff will help you choose the items for your container and show you our secret organic plant-starting recipe to help ensure your success.
- Stuff for Kids: We’ll keep your kids busy from 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. with various activities, including an opportunity to decorate your own pumpkin. We’ll provide crayons, paints and other decorating materials. Kids can also win prizes while they enjoy a ring toss and “dunk-a-duck” games.
Chef Carol Ritchie
Carol Ritchie, Traveling Cooking Instructor for 20 years and Host of cooking show Cookin’ with Carol—a 2001 James Beard Award Nominee for “Best Local Television Cooking Show.” Notable guests include Julia Child, Martin Yan, Nathalie Dupree and Jacques Pepin. Carol is also a recipe developer, culinary consultant, and spokesperson, appearing on national television including CBS Chef on a Shoestring, PBS Healthweek, QVC Shopping Network, and Cooking Live! (Food Network). Carol is one of the recipe developers and volunteer spokesperson for the American Heart Association cookbooks. She specializes in classic technique, strategies for the quick-cook, Australian cuisine, and heart-healthy fundamentals.
Chef Jennifer Brightman
Four-Star Chef, Jennifer Brightman, an honors graduate of the Culinary Institute of America. She has appeared on several television morning shows including the Cookin’with Carol cable show. She currently judges for the State Fair of Texas and the High School ProStart culinary program. Chef Jennifer has also been recognized in print media including: Southern Living, D Magazine, D Home, Dallas Morning News, Dallas Observer, Ft. Worth Star-Telegram, the Grapevine Sun, the Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake Courier, 360 Magazine and Indulge.
Cheryl recently joined Marshall Grain’s landscape design team as a designer. Cheryl is the best-selling author of “Landscaping With Edible Plants in Texas” and has been designing landscapes for commercial and residential projects in the North and Central Texas areas for over 25 years. She graduated from UT Arlington with a Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture in 2010, and has a B.S. in Horticulture.