Maple Grove’s Great Halloween Festival & Carved Pumpkin Contest - Maple Grove Cemetery

Date: 10/29/11
Hours: 2pm-6:30pm
Ages: ALL
Price: $5; free children under 12 years
83-15 Kew Gardens Road - (917) 881-3358
Kew Gardens, NY 11415

Description: Adults and children of all ages are invited to Maple Grove’s Great Halloween Festival & Carved Pumpkin Contest on Saturday, October 29. Beginning at 2:00pm sharp until 3:30pm, the day's program will be launched with The Strange and Unusual with a Touch of the Paranormal Walking Tour. Carl Ballenas, Maple Grove's historian will lead the tour and share some true tales that should only be told at Halloween (tour is not for those under 12 years of age). Following, a 15-minute Children’s Costume Parade is scheduled for 3:45pm. At 4pm, there will be expert storytelling, face painting, holiday crafts, and lots of carved pumpkins to admire. For those who would like to participate in the Carved Pumpkin Contest, please bring along your pre-carved pumpkin with a candle inside. Pumpkin drop off is between 2pm-5pm and viewing from 5pm-6pm, almost sundown at the cemetery. Judging and prizes will be awarded. Judges will consider alternative vegetables such as eggplant, water chestnuts, endive, or any carved vegetable. Anything goes so be creative. For more information, call (917) 881-3358 or email