Pumpkin Festival

Join us for the 24th annual Pumpkin Festival at Kidspace Children's Museum!

Organized by the Circle of Friends
Saturday, October 27 & Sunday, October 28, 2017
9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The Circle of Friends started Pumpkin Festival in 1994 as a safe alternative to trick-or-treating for local children. It has grown into a not-to-be-missed festival in Brookside Park. Attended by more than 20,000 people each year, the Pumpkin Festival brings together members of the Pasadena and surrounding communities for the shared experience of a fun day.

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Attendees enjoy activities like: PUMPKIN PATCH  ·  FESTIVAL GAMES ·  CRAFTS  ·  FREE PERFORMANCES  ·  PONY RIDES  ·  PETTING ZOO ·  BOUNCERS

Featuring food from: IN N OUT ·  ROBIN’S BBQ ·  SHAKEY’S PIZZA ·  LOS TACOS · TERI & YAKI ·  KONA ICE ·  JONES COFFEE · CHOCTAL

Admission to the festival is free, with tickets required for various activities.

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ALL PROCEEDS benefit Kidspace Children’s Museum’s Kidspace For All programs, which provide free and reduced price admission for nearly 80,000 children and families from underserved communities.

Each year, Circle of Friends sponsors the attendance of Very Important Pumpkins (VIPs). VIPs are childrens from underserved communities who would otherwise not be able to attend the Festival. Each VIP receives tickets and vouchers that can be used for activities and food at the festival, as well as a free admission pass to return to Kidspace.

In 2017, Circle of Friends sponsored a record 500 VIPs and raised more than $80,000 for Kidspace! This year, Circle of Friends hopes to sponsor 550.

Please join us in supporting Pumpkin Festival, our VIPs, and the Kidspace For All program by becoming a Patron today!

 


Become a Pumpkin Festival Patron

VERY IMPORTANT PUMPKIN(VIP) SPONSOR

$45 or More 

Sponsors attendance of one VIP

CRAFTS BOOTH SPONSOR

$500

Underwrites candy, glitter, tattoo stencils & face paint

PETTING ZOO SPONSOR

$1,000

Underwrites the cost of pony rides and petting zoo

MAIN VIP SPONSOR

$2,500

Underwrites VIP goodie bag

PUMPKIN PATCH SPONSOR

$5,000

Underwrites pumpkins, balloons, hay bales, and photo props

TITLE SPONSOR

$15,000

Underwrites event rentals, power generator, decorations, security

 

ALL UNDERWRITING LEVELS WILL BE RECOGNIZD ON APPROPRIATE EVENT SIGNAGE AT TH DOLLAR EQUIVALENT OF YOUR DONATION.

Interested in a sponsor booth or advertising opportunities? Pumpkin Festival is a GREAT venue for local outreach! Please contact cofvicepresident@gmail.com for furthur information.

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION IS AVAILABLE!

The City of Pasadena provides a bus route (Rt 51 Saturday) to transport passengers between the Rose Bowl and Old Pasadena, Memorial Park Station. A bus is scheduled to pass every 22 minutes on this route. The trip is only 11 minutes between the Rose Bowl and Memorial Park Station. The Memorial Park Gold Line station is one of 80 Metro rail stations in the Los Angeles County that connects Pasadena to the growing Metro Rail system. The bus stop in the Rose Bowl area is located on Seco/Arroyo Blvd. Please visit www.cityofpasadena.net/artsbus for schedules and fare information or plan your route at Google Transit or at www.go511.net.

Route 51 Saturday Hours: Starts at 7:30am – 8pm

Frequency: Every 22 minutes

Trip Duration: 11 minutes (Memorial Park Station to Rose Bowl)