Halloween Harvest Festival
Saturday, October 28th
12 – 5 PM

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, no its a… pumpkin! Our high flying Halloween Harvest Festival is back with the 3rd annual “Flight of the Gourds” pumpkin carving contest and compost catapult as well as the cutest and spookiest dog costume contest around, presented by Chateau le Woof!

Celebrate the autumn season with workshops, music and food vendors. It’s a Halloween like no other that can only be experienced at Socrates Sculpture Park!

Dog Costume Contest registration begins at 1pm, on-site.


11:00 AM – 4:00 PM – Hellgate Farmstand

12:00-2:00 PM – Pumpkin Carving Contest: Socrates Artist Fellows vs. The Socrateens!

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

1:00 – 2:30 PM – Registration for the Dog Costume Contest

2:00 – 3:30 PM – Public vote for your favorite pumpkin (Artist Fellows or Socrateens)!

3:00 PM – Dog Costume Contest presented by Chateau le Woof with Friends with Four Paws. 3 Prizes for Winner of the Contest, Runner Up and 3rd Place.

MC: Jenn Wehrung ⁠
Special Guest Judge : Andrea Caceres⁠ (@andrecaceresg) with Natassa Contini (@chateaulewoof) & Nina Aguero Rios⁠ (@friendswithfourpaws)

Don’t forget to sign up 1pm – 2:30pm!!

4:00 PM –  “Flight of the Gourds” pumpkin compost catapult! with soundtrack by DJ Vinyl Richie

All Day 

Live music with The Polka Brothers

Compost Catapult soundtrack by DJ Vinyl Richie

Queens-based Food Vendors: Astoria Taco Factory, Melting Pot Cuisine, Taste of Suribaya,  Val’s Cookie Canvas

Chateau Le Woof: Spooky dog treats and goodies

The Pupper Cup

Friends with Four Paws

Greater Astoria Historical Society: Learn about the Haunted History of LIC and Astoria!

Meet the Greater Astoria History
Hear stories of spirits and mystery….
Of ghost and goblins that had died
At the Harvest Fest’s ebbing tide.

In Socrates Park, with the sky soon dark
From the tales of demons’ range …
See it all, and hear the call
Of the Hell Gate Kid on our stage.