Join us at Des Peres Park for our annual pumpkin glow! At sunset (6:30 p.m.), we will launch Jack-O-Lanterns onto the pond! Bring your pre-carved creation and be a part of our magical float! Participants are welcome to bring a picnic dinner and s’mores supplies. Marshmallow roasting sticks and campfires will be available.
Pumpkins for the float must meet the following guidelines:
Check in for pumpkins starts at 5:30 p.m.
Must be pre-carved
No more than 8 pounds once hollowed out - approximately no larger than a soccer ball
Must be rounder/flat (taller/skinny pumpkins will not stand up on floatation devices)
Must have a “top/lid” (note: pumpkins will be attached to floatation device through the base)
To keep the water clean, pumpkins cannot have any artificial decorations (i.e. paint, glitter, marker, food dye, paper, plastic, light bulbs, candles)
Pumpkins will not be returned after the float. All pumpkins will be composted.
Registration is per pumpkin. A pumpkin floatation device, glow stick and marshmallow roasting stick will be provided for each Jack-O-Lantern registered for the event. Registration opens in October. Minimum 50/Maximum 100 Cost:$10/Member & Resident; $12/Non-Resident Ages:All ages Day:Friday Time:5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Session: October 8 Location:Des Peres Park, 12352 Manchester Road, 63131