Thursday, September 23, 2021

Pumpkintown USA | Halloween Fall Fun | East Hampton Connecticut

If you're looking for some good old fashion family Fall Fun and things to do with kids, Pumpkintown USA in East Hampton is a must-see non-scary event for your Connecticut bucket list.

Pumpkintown USA East Hampton Connecticut 

One weekday afternoon I took my young grandson to Pumpkintown after school got out to let him run around and burn off some energy before we went back home.

Pumpkintown USA East Hampton Connecticut

Pumpkin Town USA East Hampton CT

Pumpkin Town is an annual even put on by Paul & Sandy's Too Garden Shop.

After you pay your entry fee, you enter for the activities through the obligatory gift shop that has Halloween trinkets, fall decor, beverages and souvenirs, and then get to wander through their "Pumpkin" town village.

Pumpkintown USA East Hampton Connecticut

Pumpkintown USA East Hampton Connecticut

Along the "streets" are sheds and mazes decorated for Halloween with scarecrows and not so scary people that have "pumpkin" heads.

We didn't find anything animated in the sheds - although I did follow a maze into the firehouse looking for my grandson - who escaped down a fire pole that I was unaware of - and found him wondering on the grounds.  Luckily it wasn't a busy day during the week.

Pumpkintown East Hampton Connecticut

Pumpkintown East Hampton Connecticut

There's also a farm tractor for picture-taking, a hay maze, cut-outs of apples and pumpkins for the obligatory picture, and a tire maze.

Pumpkintown USA East Hampton Connecticut

Pumpkintown East Hampton CT

Weekends are usually busy and this year the entry fee was $6 and children under age 2 are free. No senior discounts offered.  Reservations are recommended.The exit is back through the Gift Shop.

Personally, in my opinion, I think it's a tad expensive, especially if there are multiple kids over the age of two.  However,  a portion of the admission goes directly to the Sandy Peszynski Breast Cancer Foundation, a LOCAL Charity Helping LOCAL Women.

A concession stand with food, beverages and apple cider in take-home pumpkin shape cups with plastic twirly straws ($3.50 each - my grandson wanted it so Grandmom bought one)  is on premises, along with restroom facilities.

Birthday Parties are available.

If you go, make it a daytrip event to the area and check out some of the other scenic sites for fall activities around the area!
Glastonbury Cider Mill
Ray of Light Farm

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Pumpkintown USA

More Ideas for your Fall Decor!  Handmade Dish Cloths from Moomettes Crochet Shop

Handmade Dish Cloths

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