Lockwood’s Pumpkin Fest: Weekends in October
Get outdoors and enjoy fall at Lockwood’s Pumpkin Fest, weekends in October, at Rockford Park District’s scenic Lockwood Park, 5201 Safford Rd, Rockford, IL.
Visitors can hand-pick pumpkins, ride a pony or take a horseback trail ride, go on a themed wagon ride, and make s’mores by the bonfire.
Additional activities include a corn maze, the haunted corn crib, pumpkin painting, pumpkin toss, carnival rides, inflatables, daily entertainment, and more. Kids will love interacting with the horses and animals on the working farm. For a full list of free activities and paid activities, as well as scheduled dates and times, visit www.lockwoodpark.com/pumpkinfest.
“Lockwood’s Pumpkin Fest features a wide variety of low-fee activities as well as free activities and entertainment for kids and adults to enjoy in a country atmosphere as they make memories and create their own traditions,” said Debbie Ackerman, Lockwood Park Manager.
Pumpkin Fest Event Information
Pumpkin Fest Hours - October 6-28, 2018
Saturdays - Sundays: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
New This Year - Advance Purchase Deals on Activity/Ride Tickets - This year, three discount package option deals are offered through www.lockwoodpark.com/pumpkinfest, all including 20 Pumpkin Fest activity/ride tickets. Packages range in price from $15 to $60; complete information on each type of deal is listed on the website.
Every weekend in October, enjoy:
New! Goat Mountain tours
Visit the decorated Animal Barn
Ride a pony in the pony ring
Take a trail ride; advance reservations strongly recommended. To reserve a time, go to www.lockwoodpark.com, or call 815-987-8809.
Outdoor Fun on the Farm
Pick your pumpkin
Feed the animals at the Children’s Farm (feed available for purchase)
Visit the corn maze and haunted corn crib
Taste seasonal food favorites, and make your own s’mores by the bonfire
Go on a scavenger hunt
Play on the playground
Take a hike
Rides, Crafts, Activities, and Attractions
Special park areas including Pumpkin Island, Pumpkin Paradise, and more!
Themed wagon rides
Variety of themed games and activities, including pumpkin painting, pumpkin toss, and pumpkin bowling
Build your own scarecrow
Carnival rides and inflatables
Music and entertainment
The mission of Lockwood Park is to help people enjoy life through their connection to animals. The park programs provide a variety of experiences and learning opportunities to promote healthy, positive interactions between people and animals. Lockwood Park offers 15 miles of scenic trails for hiking, biking, or horseback riding.
All programs and activities are weather-dependent and subject to change.