The Pumpkin Festival is the Arboretum’s signature fall event. Enjoy music, activities for the whole family, a pumpkin-carving contest, and a lighted jack-o’-lantern display featuring hundreds of contest entries.
2023 Festival Dates and Times
Sunday, October 1
Pumpkin giveaway (1:00–3:00 p.m.)
Pumpkins (1,000) will be given to contest entrants.
Friday, October 6
Jack-o’-lantern registration (8:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.)
Lighted Jack-o’-lantern display (6:00–9:00 p.m.)
Saturday, October 7
Family activities and crafts (3:00–6:30 p.m.)
Lighted jack-o’-lantern display (6:00–9:00 p.m.)
Sunday, October 8
Ribbon and jack-o’-lantern pickup (10:00 a.m.–noon)
More details will be available later this summer.