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Pumpkins on Parade

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Thursday, October 20 - Sunday, October 23, 2022  |  6 - 9 p.m. Nightly

The third annual Pumpkins on Parade presented by Mountain Valley Bank is a fun-for-all-ages celebration of Halloween and the harvest, featuring hundreds of pumpkins and gourds arranged across The Gardens in artistic displays and festive activities for the whole family!

Costumes are encouraged! (This is family-friendly event. Please do not wear costumes that are scary or otherwise inappropriate for younger audiences.)

This event is candy-free as part of the Teal Pumpkin Project

Tickets Prices:

  • Adults / Children 12+:  $10
  • Children 5 - 11:  $5
  • Children 4 and Under:  Free

Members receive a 20 percent discount!

Pumpkins on Parade will have multiple entrance times per night, and we expect certain entrance dates and times to sell out. Based on availability we will sell tickets at the door, but we recommend buying your tickets online in advance to ensure you can attend on your preferred date and time.

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The event will feature a full bar and festive, kid-friendly games such as pumpkin bowling each night.  Kids can receive candy-free prizes for participating in the games. Enjoy entertainment by TimFoolery the Magician and Amy and the Good Little Witches.  See a map of event activities.  

Entertainment Schedule:
(subject to change)

  • Thursday, October 20:  Amy and the Good Little Witches Dog Troupe
  • Friday, October 21:  TimFoolery the Magician
  • Saturday, October 22:  Amy and the Good Little Witches Dog Troupe
  • Sunday, October 23:  TimFoolery the Magician

Don't Miss Sculptures by a World Champion Carving Team

New this year, Pumpkins on Parade will feature giant pumpkin sculptures from the Cool Hand Ice carving team, award-winning ice, sand and pumpkin carvers. They will be designing custom themed pieces similar to this creation they made for Denver Botanic Gardens. This year’s event theme is birds!

Community Carved Pumpkin Contest

Registration for the Community Carved Pumpkin Contest is now closed. If you have already entered the contest, please contact us or read our Contest Frequently Asked Questions document if you have questions about the contest.

Tickets are non-refundable.  Pumpkins on Parade is an all-weather outdoor event.  Please review our Event Refund Policy. 

Thank You to Our 2022 Giant Produce Donors!

We are incredibly thankful to these fantastic gardeners for donating their giant fruits and vegetables in support of our event!

  • Jim Grande
  • Ralph and Juana Laub
  • Chad New
  • Charlie Nystrom
  • Carol Rankin
  • Teresa Rodriquez