Prospect Pumpkin Festival

19th Annual Pumpkin Festival on October 12th, 2024, 4:00pm - 8:00pm
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The Town of Prospect, CT holds its annual Pumpkin Festival every October.  The yearly festival has grown in size since its 1st inception back in 2004. The Town of Prospect takes pride in providing a friendly atmosphere that the whole family can enjoy.

Each year Prospect Students from pre k - 8th grade take part in a Pumpkin Decorating Contest for a chance for a ribbon. The town also hand out Scarecrows for residents of the town to take part in dressing them up for a chance to win prizes for best costume. there is also a Car and Truck Costume Parade where the participants ride down RT 69 from from CVS.  In 2022, we introduced a Halloween Dog Costume Contest, where pet owners dress up their dog for a chance to win a gift card.

Our mission is to provide food, fun and activities from local vendors for the WHOLE FAMILY.

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Important Reminder:

There are no ATM's on the ground.  There are local banks nearby.

Parking:

Dogs are permitted but MUST be on a leash


 

If you would like to be a vendor at the Town of Prospect Pumpkin Festival, please fill out the Vendor Application and email it to [email protected] or bring it in to the Town Hall.


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THINGS TO DO

Pumpkin Decoration Contest 

 Prospect Schools kids, grades k-8 participate every year in our scarecrow contest with unique creations.


 

Team Haybale Race

 Grab your team and have a roll off in the always fun Haybale Race for your chance at a prize.


 

Food and Drinks

Refuel and Refresh at one of the many Food and Drink Stands.


 

Local Vendors

 Browse and Shop at the many local vendors from Prospect and around the State.


 

Music and Entertainment

 Prospect Schools kids, grades k-8 participate every year in our scarecrow contest with unique creations.


 

Fun for Everyone

Bring your whole family including your leashed fur babies and enjoy the fun filled day.


 

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Learning Center and Activities for Kids

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Kid Halloween Recipes

WITCHES BREW HOT CHOCOLATE

PREP TIME
5 minutes
COOK TIME
6 minutes
TOTAL TIME
11 minutes


INGREDIENTS:

  • 4 cups whole milk
  • 11 oz white chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • purple food coloring
  • 1 can whip cream
  • 12 gummy worms
  • Candy eyes
  • Halloween sprinkles

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. In a medium saucepan, combine the milk, chocolate chips, and vanilla. Heat it over low heat and stir until all the chocolate is melted and warmed.
  2. Add in enough food coloring till you get a vibrate purple.
  3. Pour the chocolate mixture into four cups.
  4. Top them with the whipped cream, gummy worms, candy eyes, and sprinkles

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MONSTER RICE KRISPIE TREATS

PREP TIME
15 minutes
COOK TIME
2 minutes
TOTAL TIME
17 minutes


INGREDIENTS: 

  • 6 tablespoons butter, cut into slabs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 6 cups mini marshmallows
  • 6 cups Rice Krispy cereal
  • 12 drops green food coloring
  • 1 package candy eyes

 

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. In a microwave-safe mixing bowl combine the butter and mini marshmallows.
  2. Place in your microwave and cook for one minute. Stir the mixture and place back in the microwave and cook for an additional minute if marshmallows are not melted. After cooking time is done, stir until marshmallows are melted.
  3. Add the vanilla extract and green food coloring to melted marshmallows and stir until combined.
  4. Add the Rice Krispies to the marshmallow mixture and stir until combined. Cool for about 5 minutes.
  5. While mixture is cooling line a sheet pan with parchment paper. Spray a 1/3 cup measuring cup with nonstick spray then scoop the Rice Krispie mixture into the cup and place on lined sheet pan.
  6. Lightly grease your hands and gently roll mixture into rounded shapes.
  7. Place back down on line sheet pan.
  8. Press a few eyes into the monster's head and allow to cool at room temperature for one hour.
  9. Store in an airtight container for up to three days.

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