Pumpkin Fest Carving Contest and Stroll!

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Show Your Creativity at New Canaan Library’s Annual Pumpkin Fest Carving Contest and Stroll! 

Come see the new Schubert Children’s Garden ablaze with jack-o-lanterns! Children and adults of all ages are invited to purchase and carve a pumpkin for display in the garden, which will be transformed into a spooktacular spectacle. 

To kick off the stroll, Ms. Marie will lead a special spooky storytime! Prizes will be awarded for Best in Show for Children, Teens, and Adults, Funniest, and Scariest Jack-o-Lanterns. All proceeds will benefit Family Services and the Children’s Room at New Canaan Library.

Join us for the Stroll, rain or shine! 

How to Participate:

  • Reserve your pumpkin ($35.00) HERE
  • Pumpkin Pickup: Saturday, October 14, 10-2pm at the Library 
  • Return Your Carved Pumpkin: Friday, October 20, 9-3pm at the Library
  • Bring your friends and family to Pumpkin Fest at New Canaan Library Friday, October 20, 5-8pm! Admission is free. (Contest entrants do not need to be present to win.)

Thank you to our sponsor

Walter Stewart’s and  Camp Playland


Thank you to our Family Services Development Committee

Mary Anderson

Lizzie Davis

Catherine Leach

Vicky Merwin

Beth Torrenzano


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Accessibility and Accommodations

We strive to facilitate access to information and Library services for all patrons. If you have questions about accessibility or a request for accommodation, please phone 203-594-5002, email the librarian in charge of this program (see contact info above), or email [email protected] with as much lead time as possible.