Pumpkin Carving and Spooktacular Halloween in New Canaan

The New Canaan Nature Center is hosting two Halloween events this October to celebrate the season. The first event is the 3rd annual ack-o-Lantern Carving Contest! Carve a pumpkin at home with your family and bring it into the NCNC Visitor Center on Wednesday, October 24, or Thursday, October 25, any time from 9am-3pm. Each pumpkin must be accompanied by a registration form. Judging will take place during a spooky stroll on Friday, October 26th, as part of NCNC’s Halloween Spooktacular event! Each Spooktacular participant will vote for their favorite pumpkin.

The second event takes place on Friday, Oct. 26 from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm at the New Canaan Nature Center. Guests of this spooktacular celebration will learn about and meet some creepy critters who remind us of All Hallows Eve (spiders, bats, snakes, & more), before getting the chance to make our very own slime. The evening will end by enjoying a spooky & interactive Halloween story and a one-of-a-kind jack-o-lantern experience.

Costumes encouraged & welcome! This is not a drop off program – all children must be accompanied by an adult. Spaces for this popular event are limited & advanced registration is highly recommended! Members: $10/person Non-Members: $15/person. The New Canaan Nature Center is located on 144 Oenoke Ridge in New Canaan.

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