Saturday, October 22, 2022

Pumpkins in the Park

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About Pumpkins in the Park

It’s a Halloween tradition that can’t be missed! Carvers and decorators of all ages are welcome to submit a pumpkin to the park’s annual pumpkin carving contest. Pumpkins are judged in four different categories — “Most Creative,” “Scariest,” “Most Traditional,” and “Funniest.” Winners are announced that evening and receive bragging rights! Bring your already carved jack-o-lantern with you when you come to the event.

Also, the popular, pumpkin-lit Nocturnal Trail 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” hand out candy to trick-or-treaters, so remember to wear your costume and bring a flashlight!

All attendees can enjoy Halloween-themed games & activities, a costume parade, spooky music by Nate the DJ, & more! Cider & donuts sold to support the park. Activities take place near the Music Court (stone stage).

Price: The pumpkin carving contest, games, music, and parade are FREE. Trick-or-treating on the “nocturnal trail” is $9/Member Family (max 5 people); $15/Nonmember Family (max 5 people). Pumpkin decorating activity (one pumpkin & kit) is $8; this is a separate activity from the pumpkin carving contest. The Nocturnal Trail is listed online as a separate event, so folks who wish can register in advance.

Largest Parking lot is on Polley Lane (for GPS, use “135 Polley Lane, Walpole, MA 02032”).

No registration necessary. Questions? Membership? Please contact Pete (; 508-668-6136). For updates and announcements, please follow Bird Park programs in Facebook @friendsofbirdpark.

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