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Parents Guide to Great Pumpkin Fest in 2021

Ashlyn Hunter |
September 20, 2021

It’s that time again – the air is cool and the trees are showing off their brightest colors as they usher fall back into the Carolinas. With the cooler weather comes our favorite family-fun fall event – Great Pumpkin Fest! We’ve got a harvest full of AMAZING fall-tastic fun and just a speck of spooky for your pint-sized ghosts and goblins.



Great Pumpkin Fest offers one-of-a-kind Halloween events for kids throughout the entire park! Some of our younger guests’ favorites include Lucy’s Mummy Pit – a sudsy, bubbly pyramid of fun – and Peppermint Patty’s Hay Bale Maze.


Lucy’s Mummy Pit


Candy Corn Acres is a new, safe spin on Treat or Treat! On this treat trail, little sweet seekers can meander along at their own pace and pick up individually wrapped candies. Find this sweet attraction in Carousel Park.

The centerpiece of this event is our Great Pumpkin Fest Activity Trail! This trail is filled with fun activities of its own such as a challenge course, corn maze, pumpkin patch, crafts and the PEANUTS gang.



Click here for a full list of Great Pumpkin Fest activities.



Of course, we can’t forget to mention the rides! All our young riders’ favorite Camp Snoopy attractions will be open, along with our coasters for older kids – and parents too. ;)



Click here for a full list of rides and attractions.



We’ve got quite the line-up of toe-tapping live entertainment this year at Great Pumpkin Fest. Kids will love interactive shows like AHOY! Pirate Game Show and our Costume Court. Enjoy favorite Halloween tunes performed live with The Candy Horns or Bluegrass JamBOOree!

Definitely don’t miss out on our headlining shows sure to dazzle everyone in the family. Whistlin’ Willie’s Wake, Meat Cleaver High Pep Rally and The Monsters are Coming! wonderfully showcase our talented live entertainers.


Whistlin' Willie's Wake


More Family Trip Tips!

We have plenty of programs and amenities to make your family visit as comfortable and carefree as possible. Check out our Parents Survival Guide for a family-friendly park perks you may not know about, so you can enjoy a worry-free day at Great Pumpkin Fest!



Well, what are you waiting for?! Great Pumpkin Fest is open Saturdays & Sundays 10am – 5pm September 18 through October 31 in 2021. Click here to get tickets, OR purchase a 2022 Gold Season Pass and get unlimited admission this year and next!