Due to unforseen staffing shortages, this annual festival, scheduled for Sunday, has been cancelled.
The festival, presented by the city's Open Space Division, was to celebrate the life of early 20th century American Press correspondent James P. Howe, who settled in Walnut Creek after retiring from his world travels. He held a fall party for his neighbors and friends at his home, now the location for the Howe Homestead Park on Walnut Boulevard. There was to be a maze, pumpkin carving, seasonal crafts, and so on.
Supervising Ranger Nancy Dollard says: "We appreciate the community support for this day of family fun and will see you next year on October 31. " For more information, you can contact Dollard at (925) 943-5899, ext. 2135.