Last year, I dragged my husband to a pumpkin patch outside of the city. We rented a ZipCar, put the destination in our navigation system, and off we were! Although it was late in the season, so the pumpkins were scarce, we had a blast. We roamed the patch, picked out some pumpkins, bought some apple butter and cookies, and enjoyed some fall air. If you don’t want to have to find a pumpkin patch, reserve a car, and navigate your way outside of the city – you don’t have to!
This Saturday, October 24, Central Park has its annual Pumpkin Festival! Park staffers help guests at carving and decorating stations – trying to let everyone who shows up early enough go home with their very own pumpkin!
There is also a one-story haunted house, a scarecrow design competition, and more! Over 200 scarecrow designs are displayed at Bethesda Fountain.
Enter at 72nd Street & Central Park West – 12 – 5pm
Sunday is the Halloween Parade and Pumpkin Sail! Bring your favorite jack-o-lantern and participate – 110th Street between 5th & Lenox Avenues
This weekend is the perfect way to bring the pumpkin patch to Central Park! My husband and I might visit…then again, I LOVE to get out of the city and get the feeling I used to get when we visited the pumpkin patch in Pittsburgh…maybe we can fit TWO pumpkins in our apartment this year! ♥