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Pumpkin Palooza

  • The Growing Place 2000 Montgomery Road Aurora, IL, 60504 United States (map)

Take a trip around the pumpkin galaxy at The Growing Place. Free Entry. Activities priced individually.


Vote for your favorite giant decorated pumpkin (Free)

Make a mini pumpkin astronaut or alien ($3)

Race a mini pumpkin UFO ($3)

Paint a pumpkin ($5)

Take a hayride around the solar system ($1 donation. Proceeds benefit SciTech Hands On Museum)

Go on a friendly alien pumpkin scavenger hunt (Free)

Play pumpkin games (Free).

11AM-3PM: Plant a Pump-cculent Using a pumpkin and succulents, create a unique, long-lasting fall centerpiece for your table. (Cost of pumpkin + $10 for small or $20 for large pumpkin)

11AM-3PM: Explore space and science with SciTech Hands On Museum

1-3PM: Watch as local pumpkin carver Joe Adkins carves some extra large pumpkins

1-5PM: Dona Benkert Folk Music – Play along with them


9AM-5PM: Dick’s Mini Donuts

11AM-3PM: Heavenly Hot Dog Cart

Earlier Event: October 5
Fall Garden Care Seminar
Later Event: October 8
Plant a Pump-cculent