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Saturday, October 27


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Francis William Bird Park
Walpole, MA

Directions to Francis William Bird Park

Seasonal Celebrations, Family Fun, Natural History, Outdoor Recreation

Pumpkins in the Park

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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 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.

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

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

Questions? Membership? Please contact Maura (mogara@thetrustees.org; 508-668-6136). For updates and announcements, please follow Bird Park programs on Facebook @friendsofbirdpark.



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