Great Pumpkin Fest at Carowinds
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The Great Pumpkin Fest at Carowinds is every Saturday and Sunday through October 29. It’s a perfect event for young children and their families. Most of the activities happen between 11:00am to 5:00pm.
What to do at the Great Pumpkin Fest at Carowinds
The first area you run into, near Harmony Hall, is the Winner Every Time Games section. You purchase tokens at the booth, which are 2 games for $6 and 4 games for $10. The games include a duck pluck, wicked wheel, football toss and more.
As you head into Planet Snoopy, there are activities, events and shows. One of the first things you run into is a truck with bubbles. And an occasional character meet and greet! Of course, the Peanuts characters are dressed in their halloween costumes. There’s also Sally Brown’s Creepy Crafts and Coloring. Your artwork will be featured on the coloring wall!
The Peanuts Showplace features quite a few shows, including Halloween Hullabaloo; Monster’s Lip Sync Madness; The Monsters Are Coming Charlie Brown; and the Friday Cat Puppet Show. Linus’ Great Pumpkin Patch is near the showplace and children 12 and under are invited to stop in and pick out a free pumpkin.
Peppermint Patty’s Hay Bale Maze is next to the Carousel. It’s a cute maze that offers quite a few dead ends. Pig Pen’s Foam Zone is sure to be a hit with the kids under 36 inches tall.
Heading over to the Carolina Boardwalk area is the Sleeping Giant. Try not to wake up this 12 foot tall giant…
Back by the Dodgems and Plants VS Zombies is the petting zoo. During my visit it was presented by Darby Acres Farms and they had quite a few different types of animals.
Don’t forget that there are other events. There’s a costume contest, a dance party, a costume parade, and trick or treating at various stations throughout the Great Pumpkin Fest from 3-5.
And parents, the set decorations for Scarowinds are up during the daytime. A lot of the displays were extremely gruesome and inappropriate for children. And me. Just keep that in mind as you walk through different areas of the park.