Join NYC Parks for Pumpkin Fest, New York City’s annual celebration of the fall harvest season in leafy Central Park!
Taking place on Saturday, October 26, Pumpkin Fest takes the very best traditions of the autumn season and offers them all for FREE! Activities will include:
- NY”Z” Scream Haunted House
The spooktacular haunted house at Bethesda Fountain is back again and this year it’s filled with zombies!
Catch a sneak peek of the Haunted House on Friday, October 25 from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.!
- Pumpkin Patch
Kids take home a free sugar pumpkin!
- The Care.com Pumpkin Decorating Zone
- Live Quidditch Matches
Transport yourself to Hogwarts to witness this fast action sport!
- Marionette Performances by CityParksPuppetMobile
- JestMaster Walkabout Characters
- Pumpkin Carving
- Create a Creepy Creature
Make your own ghost, ghoul or pumpkin puppet with The New Victory Theater!
- Get Crafty with Scribble Town
Have fun making pumpkin puppets, tissue paper pumpkins, and even pumpkins with accordion legs!
- Live Entertainment
- Pride of NY Farmers’ Market
For the first time at Pumpkin Fest, NYC Parks will host a venue designed specifically for four-legged New Yorkers!
- Doggie Costume Contest
Top three winners to receive special prizes provided by Iams
Just show up at 1:00 p.m. to the free-play area to be judged. Winners announced at 1:30 p.m.
- “Fall into Autumn” Free-Play Area
An enclosed, off-leash area for dogs to run and play!
- Agility Course
Equipment and staffing provided by Biscuits and Bath
- Express Spa for Dogs by Dog Fashion Spa
Including complimentary applications of signature Dog Fashion Spa lotions, dog nose moisturizer, and cleaning around dog’s eyes with Dog Fashion Spa gentle eye pads
- Photo Booth…and more!
All events are free! Event is rain or shine!