The Great Pumpkin Fest
Returning Fall 2020
Filled with everything that makes fall a cheerful time of year and just enough spooky fun for little ghosts and goblins, Carowinds puts the “WEE!” in kids’ Halloween events with our Great Pumpkin Fest. Now bigger and better than ever – and always free with admission! In addition to fall-tastic activities galore in Camp Snoopy, Great Pumpkin Fest is expanding to two additional areas in the park, providing even more Halloween activities for kids and families than ever before. Get an extra helping of Snoopy and the whole PEANUTS™ gang as they host the all-new Great Pumpkin Fest Activity Trail with a challenge course, corn maze, hay bale maze, games, crafts and much more. Plus, head on over to Halloween Hootenanny in our all-new Blue Ridge Junction area where everyone will enjoy family games, fun activities, and DJ Hoot ‘N’ Holler playing tunes for dancing on the midway. Let’s celebrate all things fall, y’all!
2019 Great Pumpkin Fest Activities
Great Pumpkin Fest Activity Trail
Great Pumpkin Fest Activity Trail
Hit the trail for all-new Halloween activities for kids, hosted by Snoopy and the whole PEANUTS™ gang! Great Pumpkin Fest expands in 2019 with family-friendly games, a challenge course, corn maze, hay bale maze, pumpkin patch, crafts and so much more.
Charlie Brown's Tractor Tour
Camp Snoopy Fountain
Need a break from city life? Kids can hop onto a miniature pedal powered tractor and enjoy the views.
Lucy's Mummy Pit
Near Snoopy vs. Red Baron
Join in on the good, clean fun in this sudsy and bubbly pyramid of mayhem.
Franklin's Game Corner
Test your skill and try your luck with a variety of fun fall festival games.
2019 Great Pumpkin Fest Shows and Experiences
From the hallowed halls of Meat Cleaver High, it’s "Haunted Homecoming"! Join this cast of teenage dead-heads as they perform a retro rock review for you and your ghoul friends.
Charlie Brown's Pirate Adventure
Ahoy Maties! Come sail the seven seas with Captain Charlie Brown and the crew of the Lost & Found. Adventure awaits!
Count Snooptacula's Costume Party
Everyone knows the best part about Halloween is dressing up! Come join Snoopy and show how creative, silly, or spooky you can be!
Blue Ridge Junction
When the leaves change color and temps cool a bit, it’s time to kick up our heels and celebrate all things fall! Join us for a humdinger of a time at Halloween Hootenanny in Blue Ridge Junction, with fall-tastic games and activities, fantastic prizes to win and DJ Hoot ‘N’ Holler playing tunes for cuttin’ a rug on the midway.
Big Ben's Boogie Down
Fleet Street at SCarowinds may be scary by night, but before dusk it bustles with family fun in the shadow of our version of Big Ben, London’s iconic clock tower. Join us there for Big Ben’s Boogie Down, a silent disco and live entertainment show where our DJ transmits today’s hottest tunes through wireless headphones and everyone has a blast!
Meat Cleaver High Pep Rally
Crush ‘em, smash ‘em, put ‘em on a rack! Meat Cleaver High is top of the pack! You never know how true this cheer might be until you attend this live entertainment show on the midway. This troupe of spirits with spirit includes a deadhead drumline, cheerleaders and more. Join in the fun with cheer-offs and learn a new, un-dead dance.
AHOY! The Buccaneer Challenge Game Show
Dead Man's Landing
On your mark, get set, now walk the plank! If your family is up for a swashbuckling adventure, barrel on down to Deadman’s Landing for AHOY! The Buccaneer Challenge Game Show. Don’t get hornswoggled in this family game show with larger-than-life props and physical competitions designed for moms, dads, lads, and lassies. Aaarrrrgh you ready to win the bounty or feed the fish?