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The Gardens on Spring Creek has been working closely with the City of Fort Collins and Larimer County to ensure the safety of our guests, volunteers and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic through social distancing measures and capped attendance. All visitors - including Members - are required to reserve admissions tickets for a specific date and time prior to arriving at The Gardens. Visit the admissions page for ticketing information.

Visit The Gardens COVID-19 guidelines page to review all of our COVID-19 guidelines and procedures.

Pumpkins on Parade


Friday, October 23 - Sunday, October 25  
6 – 9 p.m. each evening  

Join us October 23 - 25 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. nightly for Pumpkins on Parade presented by Colorado Allergy and Asthma Centers.

This fun-for-all-ages celebration of Halloween and the harvest will feature our first-ever Community Carved Pumpkin Contest and hundreds of pumpkins and gourds arranged across The Gardens in artistic displays. Don't miss featured giant pumpkins, a food truck on site and beer and wine available for purchase.

Kids under 12 will take home a candy-free goodie bag.  Costumes are encouraged!  This event is part of the Teal Pumpkin Project

Tickets Prices:

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

Tickets must be purchased in advance and are expected to sell out; don’t wait to get yours!  We will be limiting capacity and offering multiple entrance times for each evening.

This event is sold out.  Thank you for your support!

Carved Pumpkin Contest Details  

All ages and skill levels are welcome to enter!  Carved pumpkins will be displayed throughout our gardens. It’s free to participate and winners will be awarded fun prizes in a variety of categories. Plus, contestants are eligible to receive a 50 percent discount on their event ticket!  Read our Contest Frequently Asked Questions document for details about the discount and contest rules.

The contest will be divided into three age groups (youth: 11 and under, teen: 12 - 17 and adult: 18+) and contest categories for each age group will be:

  • Funniest
  • Best Garden-Themed Carving
  • Most Original

Enter the Carved Pumpkin Contest

Thank you to our Pumpkin Donors:

  • Fort Collins Ace Hardware
  • Zane Kunau
  • Miller Farms
  • Teresa Rodriquez
  • Olivia Thayer / Carolyn Speshock