Pumpkin Festival

Join Us For the 23rd Annual Pumpkin Festival at Kidspace Children's Museum!

Organized by the Circle of Friends
Saturday, October 14 & Sunday, October 15, 2017
9:30am to 5:00pm


This family-friendly event includes fun for all ages and will be hosted in Brookside Park, directly in front of Kidspace Children’s Museum.

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Parents will love the book and costume sale, and tasty picnic treats.

Festival admission is free - as well as the live music/performances, selected crafts, and a photo opportunity at the pumpkin patch. There is also plenty of free parking in Lot I of the Rose Bowl adjacent to Brookside Park.

Tickets are available for purchase to enjoy the bouncers, pony rides, games, food, and many other festival attractions. See Ticket Ranges Below. 

This is a fun, family-friendly way to celebrate the season!

The annual Pumpkin Festival is organized by the museum’s volunteer support group, The Circle of Friends, and offers even the youngest children a fun and safe way to celebrate the season. All proceeds benefit Kidspace Children’s Museum.

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               hosted in Brookside Park, directly in front of Kidspace Children’s

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Ticket Ranges for Festival Activities ($1 per ticket):

  • Rides (bouncers, pony rides, petting zoo) - 2-4 tickets per turn
  • Crafts - 2-4 tickets per craft
  • Games - 2-3 tickets per game
  • Books & Costumes - 1 ticket and up
  • Balloons & Other - 2 tickets
  • Food Vendors - 4-7 tickets per meal
  • Pumpkins - 4-12 tickets

Become a Pumpkin Festival Patron

$2,500-$10,000 - Harvest Headliner: Individual and Corporate Patrons at the $2,500, $5,000, or $10,000 levels will receive unique or exclusive recognition based on their interests

$1,500 - Pumpkin Partners: Be part of this community event! Reserve a 10'x10' Business Booth to promote your company

$1,000 - Autumn Angels: Supports the Pumpkin Patch or the Balloon Booth

$500 - Scarecrow Stars: Supports the Game Booths or a Live Act                                             

$250 - Haystack Helpers: Supports the Craft Booth or the Petting Zoo               

$100 - Fall Friends: Supports the Pre-Owned Books and DVDs Booth                                      

Very Important Pumpkin Scholarships: Every $45 allows one VIP - a deserving child who would not otherwise have an opportunity to attend - to experience a safe and fun time at the 2017 Pumpkin Festival.

Pumpkin Patrons: Choose your own level of support. Every dollar counts!

Become a Patron Now!

Printable Patron Form


Pumpkin Festival is sponsored in part by:

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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)