VILLAGE OF THE ARTS ArtwalkThe Village of the Arts, 12th St. W. and Ninth Ave., Bradenton, will have First Friday Artwalks 6-9:30 p.m. Oct. 4 and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 5. Tie One On is the them as the Village celebrates the start of the season. Get those old ties out of the back of your closet and "Tie One On" to your favorite fence in the Village or choose one of ours from tie tables throughout the Village provided by the Manatee Memorial Auxiliary Thrift Shop in Bradenton. Ties on fences will be on display until the following weekend when all ties will be donated back to the Thrift Shop. Enjoy strolling the Village of the Arts, home to more than 20 art galleries, studios, shops and cafes. Information: 941-747-8056 or visit www.villageofthearts.com.
Carnival Spectacular: Saint Joseph Catholic Church, 2990 26th St. W., Bradenton
Saint Joseph Catholic School and Urgent Care Walk-In Clinics are holding a Carnival Spectacular, noon-5 p.m. Oct. 6. The event features carnival rides, games and food, bingo, live music and more.
25th annual Pumpkin Festival: Fruitville Grove Farms, 7410 Fruitville Road
Fruitville Grove Farms will hold its 25th annual Pumpkin Festival, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 6, 12-13, 19-20 and 26-27. The free event features crafters, pony rides, festival food, pumpkin pie, live music, kids rides and activities and more. Information: www.fruitvillegrove.com.