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Falconer Brian Bradley at Great Pumpkin Festival

Falconer Brian Bradley at Great Pumpkin Festival

Falconer Brian Bradley at Great Pumpkin Festival

Annual Great Pumpkin Festival
Saturday, October 21st, 2017

The Boothe Park Commission and the Town of Stratford are hosting the annual Great Pumpkin Festival on Saturday, October 21st, featuring the Great Pumpkin Carving contest! Watch as carvers sculpt 100 lb. pumpkins into works of art for cash prizes.

The festival will be held from 1:00 - 5:00 pm and is a wonderful family-oriented event. This year we are adding a Falconer Show and Live Animal Experience.  It will include a children's costume parade (3:00 sharp) with prizes, DJ music, games, crafts, face painting, refreshments, pie baking contest, scarecrow judging contest, 4 Moonbounces, horse-drawn hayrides, roaming railroad and showcase the various historic buildings at the park, including tours of the Model Train Museum and Observatory. Bunnell High School STAGE theater group will perform skits and costumed actors from the Players at Putney Gardens will be strolling the grounds.

If you wish to make a donation click here.

Pumpkin Carving Contest
Complete the form below or complete the online application

  • Application form for Pumpkin Carving Contest click here OR
  • Click here to fill out our online pumpkin carving application.
  • Pumpkin Carving Contest Winners  2016 
    1st Prize – Jennifer Cervero
    2nd Prize – Jhamerson Dias
    3rd Prize – Annuelaurie Christy

Pie Baking Contest
Please register no later than Thursday midnight prior to the contest.  Register online or send an e-mail to: dcaserta@townofstratford.com put and “pie contest” in subject line. Include your name, adult/youth, address, phone number, type of pie/s

  • Click here to register for the pie baking contest.
  • Pie Contest Winners  2016
    1st Prize - Kate LaPietra
    2nd Prize – Sandy O’Neil
    3rd Prize – Phil Cervero
    Youth Pie
    1st – Breana Deida
    2nd – Talia Leonetti

    Scarecrow Contest
    Register online or send an email to: dcaserta@townofstratford.com and put “scarecrow” in subject line.

    • Click here to register for the scarecrow contest.
    • Scarecrow Contest   2016
      Most Colorful – Stratford Recreation 4H
      Most Original – Hailey Conna
      Most Halloween Spirit – Abby Pinckney
      Most Funniest – Talia Leonetti
      Most Traditional – Kortney Generous
      Most Stratford Sprits – Natalie Santiago
      Most Patriotic – Keegan Pinckney

    Costume Parade Contest 2016

    Costume Parade
    Cutest – Jaxxon Lombard 
                  Mason Malyska
                  Mia Christoffersen
    Prettiest – Annabelle Anderson
                    Victoria Rosa
                    Olivia Lozinak
    Funniest – Krisztien Elcsis
                    Jacob Calash
                    Kody Jalbert
    Scariest – Alyscia Solano
                    Ethan Solano
                    Ava Forty’mahabir
    Most Original – Eric Lewin
                    Thomas Barbiero
                    Charlotte Stebeins



    Questions Call 203.377.2119


    Opening Day 2018

    Watch for the May 20, 2018 Opening Day Festivities to include:

    Free Admission

    Antique Car Show (9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.)

    Ribbon Cutting for new Visitors' Center (12:45 p.m.)

    Park & Museum Activities from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.:

    • Stratford Community Band
    • Sheep Shearing
    • Blacksmithing
    • Wool Spinning
    • Rug Weaving
    • Rose Garden Tips
    • Model Train Museum
    • Boothe Museum Building Tours
    • Putney Chapel
    • Boothe Genealogical Library
    • Refreshments

    © 2016 Boothe Memorial Park & Museum - All Rights Reserved

    The Park grounds are open and free of charge, year round.
    School programs or Museum info: 203.381.2046
    Putney Chapel weddings: 203.381.2046
    Park facility rentals: Recreation 203.385.4052