Hooray for fall, y’all! Hop on your tractor, pirate ship, or witch’s broom and hurry on over for a super-sized celebration of all things fall at Carowinds’ The Great Pumpkin Fest. We’ve got a full harvest of amazing, fall-tastic fun for everyone with games, activities, and just a speck of spooky for pint-sized ghosts and goblins.
The Great Pumpkin Fest offers one-of-a-kind Halloween events for kids throughout the park! At Camp Snoopy, you’ll find family-friendly activities, games, play zones, costume contests, dance parties, and more! Around every hay bale, you can catch toe-tapping, live entertainment, and grab a comfy seat to just kick back and take it all in.
The Great Pumpkin Fest Activities
Franklin's Game Corner
Test your skill and try your luck with a variety of fun fall festival games at Franklin's Game Corner located in Camp Snoopy!
Lucy's Mummy Pit
Join in on the good, clean fun in this sudsy and bubbly pyramid of mayhem.
Candy Corn Acres
What’s the best part of Halloween? The sweet treats, of course! We put a new, safe spin on Trick-or-Treating – while keeping all the fun. On our cute Trick-or-Treat Trail, little sweet seekers can meander along at their own pace and pick up individually wrapped candies. Yum!
Peppermint Patty's Hay Bale Maze
Do you love to twist and turn your way through a maze? You’re in luck! Peppermint Patty and her friends created a ginormous hay bale maze for this year’s The Great Pumpkin Fest. Bales are stacked as far as the eye can see, but still low enough that Mom and Dad can keep a close watch on the kiddos. We’re sure that Peppermint Patty’s Hay Bale Maze will be one of your favorite family fall activities!
The Great Pumpkin Fest Shows and Experiences
While you’re at Great Pumpkin fest, make sure to catch the fun-loving Bluegrass JamBOOree! Our traveling troupe is just a bunch of good ol’ Carolina fellas come back from the dead – who can really play and sing! Between favorite tunes, our bluegrass quartet loves to crack corny jokes. Get ready for toe-tapping, belly-laughing Halloween entertainment!
Character Meet & Greet
Snoopy and the Peanuts™ gang want to meet YOU! Your favorite characters are all dressed up in their Halloween costumes, and they want to see your costume, too. Wear your costume to The Great Pumpkin Fest and snag your chance throughout the day to meet your favorite Peanuts character. You can even snap a selfie with Snoopy, Charlie Brown, and their friends! This is a family Halloween activity you won’t want to miss!
The Candy Horns
What’s your favorite Halloween tune? Chances are you’ll hear it from our sweet-as-sugar ragtime brass band, The Candy Horns. Our talented musicians know all the classics and play their way into everyone’s hearts. Feel free to dance and sing along when they stop to perform throughout the park. They might even have a few Halloween entertainment surprises thrown into the mix!
The Monsters are Coming!
Sing along with Charlie Brown and his friends as they perform all your favorite Halloween tunes in a live radio show just like those from the 1940s. The Peanuts™ gang is all dressed up in their favorite Halloween costumes in this creepy and kooky, mysterious and spooky musical adventure. With all fun and no fright, The Monsters are Coming, Charlie Brown is great Halloween entertainment for everyone in the family.
Whistlin' Willie's Wake
Poor ol’ Whistlin’ Willie. He’s a gold miner who died…we think. It’s not entirely clear. But that’s close enough for Lusty Lil’ and the local townsfolk to celebrate Willie’s life – and maybe his riches – with a raucous party that’s bound to wake the dead! Join us in this live musical theater show with lots of upbeat singing and dancing. Our knee-slapping comedy will have you hee-hawing up a storm.