Pumpkins in the Park: Nocturnal Tales and Treats

Date October 27, 2018
Time 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Event Description

Pumpkins in the Park: Nocturnal Tales and Treats
Francis William Bird Park- Polley Ln. Walpole, MA
Saturday, October 27th, 2018 
5:30pm - 7:30pm 

Pumpkins in the Park is a Halloween tradition that can't be missed!
Come on down to the park (in the dark) for the beloved annual pumpkin decorating & carving contest! Carvers and decorators of all ages are welcome to submit a pumpkin to the decorating & carving contest. Pumpkins are judged in four different categories by guest judges. Categories include "Most Creative," "Scariest," "Most Traditional," and "Funniest." Winners are announced that evening. Each winner receives a ribbon, bragging rights, and an opportunity to stand proudly on the pumpkin podium for a photo with their winning pumpkin! Bring your pumpkin to the event or drop it off at the Bird Park office prior to the event.

Plus, the popular, pumpkin-lit “nocturnal trail" that debuted last year is back!
On this Halloween adventure, families with little ones are invited to walk a short trail through the woods dotted with fun facts about the nocturnal animals found in the park. Along the trail, four "nocturnal animals" interact with participants and hand out candy to trick-or-treaters, so remember to wear your costume and a bring flashlight!
All attendees can enjoy Halloween-themed games & activities, parade, spooky music & more! Refreshments sold to support the park. Activities take place near the Music Court (stone stage).

Price: The pumpkin decorating/carving contest, games, and parade are FREE.
Trick-or-treating on the “nocturnal trail” is $5/child ($10 maximum).
There also will be pumpkins for sale ($4/pumpkin) and a pumpkin-decoratiing activity ($5/pumpkin).

No registration necessary. The largest parking lot for the park is on Polley Lane (use "135 Polley Lane, Walpole, MA 02032" for GPS).
Please contact Maura (mogara@thetrustees.org; 508-668-6136) with questions or to check for cancellation in case of inclement weather.


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