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Pumpkin Festival

Organized by the Circle of Friends
 

This family-friendly fall festival is held in Brookside Park in front of the museum. Families from all over the Los Angeles area are invited to enjoy carnival games, bouncers, a pumpkin patch, and free entertainment. The Pumpkin Festival, which started as a small event in 1994 as a safe alternative to trick-or-treating, has grown into a two-day event attended by more than 20,000 people each year.

 

Pumpkin Festival Activities

 

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 ·  LOS TACOS · TERI & YAKI · KONA ICE · JONES COFFEE · YOGURTLAND · MAMA MUSUBI


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

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 2018, Circle of Friends sponsored a record 550 VIPs and raised more than $80,000 for Kidspace! This year, Circle of Friends hopes to sponsor 575.

 

 

2018 Pumpkin Fesitval was Sponsored in Part by: 

 

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)