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S E C T I O N 2 Community S TO R I E S A B O U T P E O P L E A N D E V E N T S I N T H E C O M M U N I T Y Filoli festival celebrates autumn Photos by Michelle Le Giant bubbles created by the Bubblesmith, above, are a popular attraction for children, along with puppet and magic shows, and face painting at Filoli’s annual fall festival. Below, manager of horticulture Alex Fernandez directs staff members Marianne Spitchley, driving, and Megan Olsin to Filoli’s fruit cellar. From pumpkins and puppets to bubbles and barbecue, event is a feast for the eyes and the palate Heirloom fruit tasting, nature hikes, orchard tours, flower-arranging demonstrations, and a barbecue lunch drew hundreds of visitors to the annual Autumn at Filoli Festival on Saturday, Sept. 28, at the historic estate in Woodside. Children visited the pumpkin patch, applauded the puppet and magic shows, and marveled at the Bubblesmith making giant bubbles. Visitors tasted rare pears, apples and grapes from Filoli’s Gentlemen’s Orchard See FILOLI FESTIVAL, page 23 October 2, 2013NTheAlmanacOnline.comNThe AlmanacN21

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