Halloween Harvest Festival
Saturday, October 29th
12 – 5 PM

Rain date: Sunday October 30th

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, no its a… pumpkin! Our high flying Halloween Harvest festival is back with the second annual “Flight of the Gourds” pumpkin carving contest and compost catapult as well as New York’s second largest dog costume contest presented by Chateau le Woof! Celebrate the autumn season with us with pumpkin decorating and creative costume making workshops, harvest-themed dance performances from cultures around the world, international food vendors, and our epic launch of the pumpkins! And don’t miss the cutest and spookiest dog costume contest around, hosted by Chateau Le Woof and Friends with Four Paws. It’s a Halloween like no other and can only be experienced at Socrates Sculpture Park!


10:00 AM – 2:00 PM – Hellgate Farmstand

12:00 – 2:00 PM – dance performances and dance-alongs presented in partnership with  Queensboro Dance Festival that celebrate harvest from cultures around the world:

12:00-2:00 PM – Pumpkin Carving Contest: SSP Artist Fellows vs. Kids! 

2:00 – 3:30 PM – Public vote for your favorite pumpkin!

12:00 – 3:00 PM  Drop-in Pumpkin Decorating Workshop, pumpkins provided while supplies last or bring your own!

12:00 – 4:00 PM – Drop-in Costume Making Workshop: with reused materials by Materials for the Arts

3:00 PM –  “Children of the Corn Dog” Dog Costume Contest by Chateau le Woof. 3 Prizes for Winner of the Contest, Runner Up and 3rd Place

4:00 PM – it’s the 2nd annual “Flight of the Gourds” pumpkin compost catapult!


All Day – International Food Vendors with Queens-based restaurants and chefs curated by Queens Together

Juquila – A taste of Oaxaca in the heart of Queens, New York. Recipes from our traditional “fondas” of our hometown of Santa Catarina Juquila, deep in the mountains of Oaxaca. www.Juquilanyc.com

Taste of Surabaya – Indonesian Surabaya style food. Partnering vendor with the NY Indonesian Food Bazaar in Elmhurst.

Telly’s Taverna – Homestyle taverna Greek cuisine, with locations in the heart of Astoria and Westchester County. Just like Ya-ya’s dishes! Sea you soon!

Val’s Cookie Canvas – Astoria-based buttercream decorated cookies. Check out our “Hocus Pocus” Cookie Set and “Killer Mini” Cookie Set featuring spooky Michael, Ghostface, Leather Face.