So many Jack-O-Lanterns! Photo courtesy of Roger Williams Park Zoo
So many Jack-O-Lanterns! Photo courtesy of Roger Williams Park Zoo

Pumpkin Festivals and Jack-O'-Lantern Displays in New England in 2020

New England is brimming with fall festivals, but kids are particularly enamored with events celebrating the humble pumpkin: the symbol of autumn and Halloween. Whether you stick close to home or make a day or weekend trip out of it, going to a pumpkin festival or visiting a glowing jack-o'-lantern display is a family-friendly way to get into the spirit of the season. While some festivals are on hold until next year, many event organizers have recreated these seasonal celebrations with social distancing in mind. Here's a sampling of 2020 pumpkin festivals and parades that are happening in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island this month.

Inspired by these amazing pumpkin designs? Find your perfect jack-o'-lantern-to-be at these Boston pumpkin patches, Fairfield pumpkin patches, or Hartford pumpkin patches.


Pumpkintown USA
93 East High Street Located at Paul's and Sandy's Garden Center
East Hampton, CT 06424

Naumkeag House & Gardens
5 Prospect Hill Rd
Stockbridge, MA 01262

Roger Williams Park Zoo
1000 Elmwood Avenue
Providence, RI 02907

Kate Gould Park
Main Street
Chatham, MA 02633

Boothe Memorial Park & Museum
5744 Main Street Putney
Stratford, CT 06614

The Landing of North Haven
201 Clintonville Road
North Haven , CT

Bradley Estate
2468B Washington Street
Canton, MA 02021

The Stevens-Coolidge Place
86 Andover Street
North Andover, MA
Incredible Naumkeag Pumpkin Show
Naumkeag House & Gardens - 4:00 PM Pick
Boston Lights: A Lantern Experience
Franklin Park Zoo - 6:00 PM Pick
Phantoms and Fire at Old Sturbridge Village
Old Sturbridge Village - various times Pick
Tiqets’ Festival of Fright
- various times Pick
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