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Ann Arbor Pumpkin Decorating Events

From Patch to Porch: Pumpkin Carving Events near Ann Arbor

I love having carved or decorated pumpkins, but I hate the mess. Fortunately, there are a number of events to carve pumpkins near Arbor. They’ll handle the mess!

Ann Arbor Pumpkin Decorating

I love having decorated pumpkins, but we always seem to run out of time. There have been years that we have carved our pumpkins right before trick or treat. Other years, we haven’t carved pumpkins.

Plus, pumpkin carving creates a huge mess. This is especially a problem when we are carving right before trick or treat.

Fortunately, there are a number of events that let you carve or decorate pumpkins near Ann Arbor. Mark your calendar now!

Then, let someone else deal with the mess. Plus, you’ll set aside the time to decorate your pumpkins.

Ann Arbor Pumpkin Carving Events

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Friday, October 6, 2023

🎃Pumpkins on the Patio


Time: 4:30pm-7:30pm
Cost: $5/their pumpkin, Free if you bring a pumpkin
Join Maiz for some #FirstFridayFun at their debut collaboration with SCRAP Creative Reuse! They will have pumpkin decorating on the back patio. All craft/art supplies will be provided, however, feel free to bring your own too! Please leave your pumpkin carving tools at home, as this is an all ages event & they want to keep everyone safe! You have the option to bring your own pumpkin & participate free of charge, or purchase a pumpkin from them for $5. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED for ALL participants. Provided supplies included, but not limited to: hot glue guns, small decorative items, paint, paint brushes, ….

Tuesday, October 10, 2023

🎃Preschool Pumpkin Hunt

Saline Rec Center – 1866 Woodland Dr Saline
Time: 10:00am-11:00am
Cost: $14/child
The Saline Rec Center is continuing their annual Preschool Pumpkin Hunt this year. Hunt for mini-pumpkins outside at Miller Field behind the Rec Center. Then, they can decorate their pumpkin. There will be a story told by a storyteller from the Saline Library. There will also be a snack. The event is for kids ages 1-5. Babies under 1 are free but will not get a pumpkin. Registration is required and is $14/child.

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Saturday, October 21, 2023

🎃Pumpkin Carving & Crafts


Time: 11:00am-2:00pm
Cost: Free
Join Superior Township for Pumpkin Carving and other fall crafts. The event will be held outdoors. Pumpkins, Crafts, & Snacks Provided. Rain Date: October 22

🎃Pumpkin Carving

Avalon Cafe & Kitchen – 120 E Liberty St Ann Arbor
Time: 6:00pm-8:30pm
Cost: $12
Join Avalon Cafe & Kitchen for a Pumpkin Carving event on East Liberty Street and let them handle the pumpkin carving mess. It's going to be a pumpkin-packed extravaganza filled with fun, laughter, and the creativity. Whether you're a pumpkin enthusiast or just looking for a festive day out, this event is perfect for all ages. Don't miss out on the chance to indulge in pumpkin carving, pumpkin spice treats, and a whole lot more. Mark your calendars and come celebrate the magic of fall with them at Pumpkin Carving!

Sunday, October 22, 2023

🎃Pumpkin Carving Party

Hudson Mills Metropark – 8801 N. Territorial Rd Dexter
Time: 2:00pm-3:00pm
Cost: $6/person plus vehicle admission ($10 daily) or annual pass
Join Hudson Mills Metropark for a Pumpkin Carving Party. Pick your pumpkin, then choose a design and have fun carving it. Finish with a cup of cider and a donut. Admission includes one pumpkin and refreshments. Registration is required by 4p 3 days before the program.

🎃Forestbrooke Trunk or Treat

Forestbrooke Pool – 2609 Yost Ann Arbor
Time: 4:00pm-6:00pm
Cost: Free
Calling all ghouls, goblins, and ghosts! Forestbrooke Pool is hosting their first ever Trunk or Treat/Fall Festival event at the Forestbrooke Pool on Sunday, October 22nd 4-6 p.m. Join them in celebrating all things fall. Non-members are welcome and encouraged to come. What is a Trunk or Treat?A Trunk or Treat is like a trick-or-treating or fall event but done locally at one location. People decorate the trunks of their cars or tables and children can trick-or-treat from car to car instead of house to house. How much does it cost?We aim to make this event accessible for all kids. ….

Friday, October 27, 2023

🎃Creatures of the Night - Trail Walk

Lillie Park South – 4365 Platt Rd Ann Arbor
Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Cost: $10/Pittsfield Resident, $15/Non-Resident (Children only, adults are free)
Pittsfield Township is hosting a Creatures of the Night Trail Walk for Halloween. Start by painting a pumpkin, then special creepy guests from a local animal conservancy. Take a short walk through the Lillie Park South on an all ages trail hike looking for nocturnal animals, learning cool facts, and seeing other creatures of the night. The night will wrap up with a trunk or treat. Costumes are optional, but encouraged. Space is limited, so register early. Children are $10/Pittsfield resident, $15/non-resident. Adults are free. There will be 2 sessions - one starting at 6p and one starting at 7p. ….

Saturday, October 28, 2023

🎃Harvest Fest


Time: 12:00pm-4:00pm
Cost: Free
New Harvest church is hosting a Harvest Fest as part of Hometown Halloween. Activities include Hay Rides Games for the Kids Family Pumpkin Carving Cider & Donuts Corn Hole Compettion Events as part of Hometown Halloween

🎃Trunk or Treat


Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Cost: Free
Trunk or treating and pumpkin decorating will begin at 6pm and run until 8pm. Please follow signs for designated parking for this event. Pumpkin decorating will be located under the concession stand pavilion. There will be a prize for the best decorated vehicle!

Get Your Pumpkin

Be sure to check the details of the event! Most of the events above will provide pumpkins. But you may need to bring your own. Or, if you are carving at home, you will need a pumpkin.

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