After a smashing first year, Pumpkin Nights are back – bigger and better! And I have a NEW TICKET GIVEAWAY to share!!!
Last year my family enjoyed Pumpkin Nights, which were at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds for a couple weeks in October. It was chilly but so fun to walk through this outdoor event, seeing the many decorated pumpkins and displays.
This year there are MORE pumpkins and exhibits, plus on-site pumpkin artists, pumpkin carving stations, nightly movie screenings, and a BIGGER, better festival (more food, activities, and alcohol!)
Their website says “From October 13-29th, rekindle the enchantment and wonder of Halloween at Pumpkin Nights. This outdoor festival immerses you in a half-mile walking path of over 3,000 hand-carved pumpkins, larger-than-life displays and multi-sensory experiences. In addition to pumpkins, Pumpkin Nights offers food and activities for the whole family!”
Check out my review from last year! Plus here are some photos from our experience last year:
For more information:
Visit the Pumpkin Nights website: http://www.pumpkinnights.com/
Visit the Pumpkin Nights Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/134947827092336/
From my review last year:
My youngest is 6 and there were a few things that scared him a little, like the inflatables from a distance. Once he got closer he wasn’t so scared. There are some things that some younger kids might stay away from, like the giant inflatable spider and a skeleton, but there’s nothing that I considered inappropriate for kids.
The movie “Hocus Pocus” was playing on a giant screen, and it had some scary scenes when we walked by it (like when the witches are hanged).
But for the most part, Pumpkin Nights is non-scary and fun for kids.
Tips for Going:
- Make sure your group doesn’t go on an empty stomach. There’s food but it’s just snacks and goodies, and the cost can add up. If you’re like me and will buy something that looks good even if you’re not hungry (those tots are awesome!), bring some cash (the vendors we went to only took cash).
- Bring water for anybody who might want some. The cost to buy bottled water was $3.00.
- Bundle up for the weather. Bring coats, hats, and mittens just in case. It gets cold being outside for a while and there aren’t really any places to warm up.
- Bring your camera! Lots of opportunities to take pics.
- Watch where you’re going – we took a wrong turn! After the haystacks where you can get your picture taken, we somehow went straight instead of right to stay on the path and ended up going through the display backward for a while without realizing it. Make sure you follow the path!
- Have the kids wear their Halloween costumes! Lots of kids were dressed up which made it more fun. (There’s no trick or treating though.)
ENTRANCE: 1719 Como Avenue, Falcon Heights, MN 55108 (MN State Fairgrounds)
Seniors (60+) $16
Kids (4-12) $16
Children (3 & Under) FREE
Family Pack (2 Adults & 2 Kids) $64
Parking is free (there’s a lot across the street).
In my opinion, tickets are a bit pricey, but they have weekday specials though so go on a weekday if you can to save some money!
Mondays – Family Packs are $48 (Save $24!)
Tuesdays – 2 Adult Tickets for $28 (Save $12!)
Wednesdays – Family Packs are $48 (Save $24!)
Thursdays – 2 Adult Tickets are $28 (Save $12!)
OR save $5-7 with this deal from Groupon.com!
You can also save 41% with this deal from HalfPriceTwinCities.com!
They also have special group rates available.
Get tickets here!
Enter to win a family ticket 4-pack to Pumpkin Nights in the Twin Cities! Just fill out the Rafflecopter form below by Thursday, October 12th at 11:00pm!
Mike reitsma says
This looks like so much fun!! What a great post!!!
This looks like a lot of fun!
MikeandNikki Sawyer says
We went last year and agree tickets were expensive. Would love to go again for free! 😉
Cheryl B says
Thanks for the tip to be on the lookout for a Groupon and thank you for the thorough review! I was wondering about how kid friendly things are.
We are new to the area and would to check out this event!!
Elizabeth E says
I wanted to go last year but never made it. Excited to check it out this year!
Jessica Kelly says
We wanted to do this last year, but it was cold for the baby! Excited to see it!
My husband and I carve these craft pumpkins every year and our display gets bigger and bigger. I’m so excited to go to this!
Anita LopezDickey says
I was seeing a lot of info about this but had never heard of it before. Thanks for the review!
Ashley Zuehls says
Looks like a lot of fun! I am a little disappointed how expensive it is
Angela Ponder says
Wow…what a blast!! My kids would love this!!
Holly H says
Looks so fun!
Elizabeth Johnson-Knapp says
We went last year, and had a great time! Looking forward to seeing it again!
Mackenzie Nikolay says
We went last year, and it was pretty cool! Would be awesome to win tickets to go again this year! 🙂
Jen Little says
Thanks for the chance to win! Really it isn’t that much different than going to the corn maze. So we are going to go to do something different.
Tracy Bull says
Thanks for the tips!
Thanks for this post! I’m hoping to check it out this year! Just wishing it was more afforable!
Megan Smith says
Looking forward to going for our first visit! Think my 4 year old will love it! And we have friends who have concessions there (Cinniesmiths), so another reason to go!
Cassie Merrill says
This looks amazing! My kids would love to go and experience Pumpkin Nights! Thank you for the opportunity to try and win 🙂
Jordan Tortorella says
Looks like so much fun! I hope we win!!