Pumpkins Everywhere

Posted on Monday, October 7, 2013 by Travel_and_Outdoors

Photo of pumpkinsOctober signals the beginning of pumpkin season.  And you don't have to travel far to find fun, pumpkin-related outdoor activities.

Check out these free, family-friendly pumpkin events:

  • Pumpkins in the Park - Sat, Oct 12, 2013 at Discovery Meadow.  Activities planned include costume parades, a kid-sized straw maze, a scarecrow contest, all with live music.  See their website, guadalupeconservancy.org, for more information and other fall events.

Santa Clara County Parks Department events:

  • Day on the Bay - Sun, Oct 13, 2013 at Alviso Marina County Park.  Informational fair where people can meet non-profit, government, and community-based organizations to learn about their services.  Free food will be provided, along with free pumpkins for the kids (while supplies last). 
  • Halloween Hike - Sat, Oct 19, 2013 at Coyote Lake-Harvey Bear Ranch.  Come dressed in costume, learn about some of the creepy crawlies that live in the park, and hear a few, family-friendly ghost stories.  Registration required.
  • Creepy Campground Trail Exploration - Sat, Oct 26, 2013 at Coyote Lake-Harvey Bear Ranch. Discover how Halloween got its name and what spooky creatures are found in the park.
  • Halloween Haunt - Sun, Oct 27, 2013 at Ed Levin County Park.  Join park staff for a night of spooky family fun. 

For more information about these and other events, see the Parks Department Play Here Guide.

Once you have your pumpkins, check out one of our pumpkin carving books:

Carving Pumpkins

How to Carve Freakishly Cool Pumpkins

Extreme Pumpkins II

~ written by Dawn

Tagged: Travel and Outdoors, Halloween, Hiking, Parks, Pumpkins