Halloween Carnival

45th Annual Halloween Carnival

Saturday, October 27; 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Jimmy Burke Activity Center, 500 W. 13th St.

IMG_1188.JPGFree parking and free admission to this special event for the whole family. Put on your craziest and family-friendly costume and let the spirit move you to enter the costume contest, hop on some carnival rides or enter the pumpkin carving/decorating contest. There will be activities for the little ones including fun games in Pumpkin Town. You can stroll down the friendly community streets of Pumpkin Town from 2 - 5 p.m. for plenty of great carnival games.

Pumpkin Town / Carnival Ride Tickets are sold in bunches of 15 for $5 and will go on sale from 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Tickets may be purchased in the office at the Deer Park Community Center starting October 22 - October 26 until 5 p.m.

Concessions will be available for purchase.

Carnival Rides 2 - 5 p.m.

Carnival Rides require 6 tickets each or you may purchase a wristband for unlimited rides for $7 (not available for use in Pumpkin Town)

Strut Your Stuff Costume Contest (2 - 4:30 p.m. with judging around 2:30 p.m. You may sign up by the stage beginning at 2 p.m..)

IMG_1249.JPGNo line or time brackets. Sign up and strut your stuff right away!

1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each category

  • Age groups:
  • Category 1: 3 and under
  • Category 2: 4-6
  • Category 3: 7-10
  • Category 4: 11-15
  • Category 5: 16 and up
  • Category 6: Group
  • Best of Show wins $100! Must be present to win!

Pumpkin Carving/Decorating Contest

(Drop off from 1 - 1:45 p.m. at the Jimmy Burke Activity Center)


  • $75 first place
  • $50 Second place
  • $25 Third place

In each category of Carved, Decorated, Carved/Decorated (combo)

Public voting will run from 2-5 p.m. Winners will be announced after Costume Contest winners around 4:45 p.m.

Pumpkin Carving/Decorating Contest Rules

  • Enter one of 3 categories: Carved, decorated, or carved and decorated combination. Categories will be Carved, decorated, carved and decorated combo. You may enter one pumpkin in each category.
  • First place in each category- $75, second place in each category- $50, third place in each category- $25.
  • Drop off from 1 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.. Any pumpkins after the deadline will be included only if space is available.
  • Public voting from 2:30-4:30 p.m.
  • Winners announced at approximately 4:45 p.m. (After Costume Contest)
  • :Entry form must be filled out and turned into the coordinator to be considered for the contest. (Available at Carnival)
  • All entries must be real pumpkins.
  • Pumpkins must be ready to display upon arrival.
  • Any form of decoration may be used.
  • One vote per person per category
  • You don’t have to be present to win
  • Carving or decorating subjects deemed inappropriate will not be judged
  • Staff will have final say on interpretation of all contest rules. Failure to comply with decisions made my coordinator result in disqualification of your pumpkin.