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Pumpkin Days Celebration

October 19, 2013 @ 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

| Member admission is $4 for adults, $2 for children ages 3 to 15; non-member admission is $10 for adults, $7 for children ages 3 to 15; kids under 3 are free

Celebrate the season with our traditional autumn festival. This fun-filled family day is full of fun activities, performances, yummy food, and of course, pumpkins! Pick out your prized pumpkins, assemble a scarecrow to take home, jump in the moon bounce, make crafts, play games and see Tyler’s glorious fall colors on a hay wagon tour.

Free parking for Pumpkin Days is exclusively at the Penn State Brandywine campus, where visitors can catch the complimentary shuttle bus to and from Tyler Arboretum. Strollers are welcome on the shuttle. Parking at the Arboretum is reserved for handicapped parking.

Because this is a fundraising event, no free guest passes will be accepted on October 19-20. Entry fees are $10 for non-member adults, $7 for non-member children, $4 for member adults, $2 for member children and all children under three years old are free. Some activities require tickets. Tickets and ticket packages will be available for purchase on site during Pumpkin Days.

In addition to many free activities and activities that require tickets, we also have a fun line-up of free entertainment for both days.

Free Games

Free Games

Hay Dash
Kiddy Corral
Pumpkin Roll
Pumpkin Ring Toss
Pumpkin Tic-Tac-Toe
Pumpkin Play
Feed the Pumpkin Catapult

Free Kids' Arts and Crafts

Free Kids’ Arts and Crafts

Leaf Prints
Spider Making
Pumpkin Making
Craft Potpourri

Other Free Attractions and Activities

Other Free Attractions and Activities

Family Photo Backdrop (a fall-themed do-it-yourself photo station)
Spooky Fort Tyler (a non-gory experience for smaller children)
Stubby the Traveling Helicopter (see schedule)
Pumpkin Carving by William Rush Woodcarvers (see schedule)
Balloon Sculpting (see schedule)
Pumpkin Painting (free with pumpkin purchase)
All Performances (see schedule)

Paid Activities

Paid Activities

All proceeds from Pumpkin Days goes to support Tyler Arboretum and its educational and conservation efforts. Thank you for your support!
Pumpkin Patch
  • Small (under 5 lbs) = $2
  • Medium (5 lbs to 9 lbs 15 oz) = $7
  • Large (10 lbs and over) = $10
Scarecrow Making Station = 5 tickets each
Moon Bounce = 2 tickets per turn (ages 3-13, 3 minutes per turn)
Face Painting = 1 ticket per design
Inflatable Obstacle Course = 2 tickets per turn
Hair Extensions = 2 tickets
Glitter Tattoos = 2 tickets
Hayride = 4 tickets per person

Ticket Packages and Prices

Ticket Packages and Prices

When you buy more, you save! Credit card and ticket sales are accepted at the Visitor Center and Food Court. All other ticket sales locations are cash only. Because this is a fundraiser, no refunds will be given for unused tickets. Thank you for supporting Tyler Arboretum!
Number of Tickets

Saturday, October 19

Shows at 11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.
Owls and Other Birds of Prey – Baywings Falconry
Birds on display all day

Demonstrations at 11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.
Pumpkin Carving by William Rush Wood Carvers Club
Wood Carvings on display all day

12:00 p.m.
Penncrest High School Pep Band

1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Stubby the Traveling Helicopter

1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Balloon Sculptures by Terrell Nelson of Kidz De’Light

Come back on Sunday, October 20 for more great entertainment!

Pumpkin Days is sponsored by:

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October 19, 2013
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Member admission is $4 for adults, $2 for children ages 3 to 15; non-member admission is $10 for adults, $7 for children ages 3 to 15; kids under 3 are free
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