6. Giant Pumpkin Weekend at New York Botanical Garden

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It’s the great pumpkin, Charlie Brown! Three of the world’s largest pumpkins will be on display at the New York Botanical Garden from October 26th and 27th weekend, weighing between 1935.5 pounds and 2116 pounds. Giant Pumpkin Weekend is part of Spooky Pumpkin Garden, at the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden at the New York Botanical Garden. On select nights in October, visitors can take part in special Halloween themed programming inside the garden. There will be pumpkin carving demonstrations with professional sculptor and winner of the Food Network series Halloween Wars, Adam Bierton, craft activities, and an Inspiration Station with chocolate treats.

Inside the garden, guests will also get to meet creatures of the night, including the bats that live in the Victorian Playhouse. Visitors can also learn about fall plants, watch a skeleton puppet show, and take part in the monster mash dance party! Spooky Pumpkin Garden Nights will be held on Fridays and Saturdays, October 18–19 and 25–26, 2019, from 6:30–8:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased here!