Pumpkin Palooza launches ‘Pumpkins in Space!’

Pumpkin Palooza launches ‘Pumpkins in Space!’

Pumpkin Palooza is going to be out of this world with ‘Pumpkins in Space!’

9am-5pm Saturday, October 5, 2019 and

11am-5pm Sunday, October 6, 2019

Take a trip around the pumpkin galaxy at The Growing Place Garden Center, 2000 Montgomery Rd., Aurora. Free Entry. Activities priced individually.


Vote for your favorite giant decorated pumpkin (Free). Make a mini pumpkin astronaut or alien ($3). Race a mini pumpkin UFO ($3). Paint a pumpkin ($5). Take a hayride around the solar system ($1 donation benefits SciTech Museum). Go on a friendly alien pumpkin scavenger hunt (Free) Play pumpkin games (Free).

11AM-3PM: Plant a Pump-cculent Using a pumpkin and succulents, create a unique, long-lasting fall centerpiece for your table. (Cost of pumpkin + $10 for small or $20 for large pumpkin)

11AM-3PM: Explore space and science with SciTech Hands On Museum

1-3PM: Watch as local pumpkin carver Joe Adkins carves some extra-large pumpkins

1-5PM: Dona Benkert Folk Music – Play along with them!


9AM-5PM Saturday & 11AM-5PM Sunday: Dick’s Donuts

11AM-3PM: Heavenly Hot Dog Cart