Every fall, Carowinds hosts the Great Pumpkin Fest on the weekends from mid-September through Halloween. Camp Snoopy is transformed into a fabulous, fall festival with activities for kids of all ages to participate in providing a nice contrast from the Scarowinds activities that are offered at night for the older crowd.
There is a hay bale maze, a foam zone, and a variety of games and crafts to choose from. One of our favorite spots is the cute, little pumpkin patch, full of cute, little pumpkins- every kid is able to pick out their own pumpkin to take home!
Though not actually a part of the Great Pumpkin Fest, one of our favorite things about Carowinds in the fall is the cooler weather! Our kids love that they’re able to wear long sleeves, jeans, and even jackets as the days get cooler- and waiting in lines is so much more bearable when it’s not hot and humid.
The kiddos can go trick-or-treating through Camp Snoopy- and they can even wear their costumes! Every day there are two costume parades with the Peanuts Gang in their Halloween costumes, too.
While the Great Pumpkin Fest is running in Camp Snoopy, the others areas of the park are abuzz with their usual activity.
We typically start our day at Camp Snoopy for the Halloween fun and then spend the afternoon exploring the rest of the park and going on all of the thrill rides.
And we always stop at the North Carolina – South Carolina state line for a picture on our way out of the park!
Things to Remember When You Go to the Great Pumpkin Fest
- The Great Pumpkin Fest is included in your daytime admission ticket (or season pass).
- In 2018, it runs on the weekends from September 15 – October 28, from 11a-5p
What’s your favorite fall activity in your city??