Weekend Express: Giant pumpkins, free museum day and a day in India

First Published      Last Updated Sep 27 2013 07:19 pm

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Utah giant pumpkin weigh-off and Harvest Festival • While the weigh-off is going on guests can stroll through food and craft vendors at Water Tower Plaza or hang out at the kids' free activity tent,

When • 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday

Where • Thanksgiving Point, Lehi

Admission: Free

Free museum day • A dozen Utah museums are participating along with some 1,500 museums nationwide in Smithsonian Magazine's museum day, allowing free admission to their facilities when presented with a Museum Day Live Ticket obtained from the Smithsonian Magazine website.

When • Saturday

Where • Participating Utah museums include The Leonardo, Discovery Gateway Children's Museum, Kimball Art Center, Fort Douglas Museum, Eccles Community Art Center, Ogden Union Station Museums, Woodbury Art Museum, Kimball Art Center, Peteetneet Museum and Cultural Arts Center, BYU's Museum of Peoples and Cultures (MPC), Provo Pioneer Village, Chase Home Museum of Utah Folk Art, Western Heritage Museum.

Admission: Free

27th Annual Festival of India • Saturday's event will feature entertainment, cuisine, a gift shop, henna hand decorating, art, photography, cultural exhibits on India, a gala pageant of the epic Ramayana, the burning of a 20-foot high 10-headed demon named Ravana, and fireworks. Sunday's smaller event will involve the same entertainers and Ramayana drama but will be indoors with no fireworks.

When and where • 5-8 p.m. Saturday at the Krishna Temple in Spanish Fork, 311 W. 8500 South; 5-8 p.m. Sunday at the Kirshna Temple in Salt Lake City, 965 E. 3370 South

Admission • $3 per person, $1 children

Utah Humanities Book Festival • The 16th annual Utah Humanities Council Book Festival sponsors events throughout the state, starting with a two-day kickoff weekend. Events will include daily concerts, a poetry slam, a rare-books roundup and scores of author talks and panels.

When • Saturday and Sunday

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