Great Pumpkin Nights | EcoTarium

Great Pumpkin Nights

The biggest Halloween celebration for families in Central Massachusetts!

Details on Great Pumpkin Nights 2018 coming soon!

October 12-14, 19-21, and 26-28, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Join us for a family-friendly Halloween spectacular with more than 3,000 professionally carved pumpkins lit up in stunning displays, take a train ride on the Explorer Express Train presented by the Worcester Railers HC (additional ticket required, purchase at event), plus, enjoy traditional trick-or-treating, entertainment, and more. These striking pumpkin displays of dinosaurs, safari animals, and beautifully carved jack-o'-lanterns will captivate you as you stroll the EcoTarium's gorgeous grounds.  

Friendly Halloween costumes are encouraged! Bring a flashlight to light your way at night and be sure to dress for the weather. This event takes place rain or shine. 

Proceeds benefit EcoTarium. No passes, coupons, or discounts apply. Great Pumpkin Nights is a special event fundraiser to support the museum.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship opportunities are available. For additional information call Kerry Castorano at 508.929.2716 or email

Thank You!

Thank you to all of the community carvers who have participated in previous Great Pumpkin Fest events. Due to the format of Great Pumpkin Nights, we no longer need community carvers.