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: email@example.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
1st – Breana Deida
2nd – Talia Leonetti
Register online or send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Cutest – Jaxxon Lombard
Prettiest – Annabelle Anderson
Funniest – Krisztien Elcsis
Scariest – Alyscia Solano
Most Original – Eric Lewin
Questions Call 203.377.2119
Watch for the May 21, 2017 Opening Day Festivities to include:
Antique Car Show (9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.)
Art In The Park (12:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.)
Park & Museum Activities from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.:
• Stratford Community Band
• Sheep Shearing
• Wool Spinning
• Rug Weaving
• Rose Garden Tips
• Model Train Museum
• Boothe Museum Building Tours
• Putney Chapel
• Boothe Genealogical Library