I have very fond memories of Carowinds from when I was a teenager riding roller coasters such as the Carolina Cyclone, Carolina Goldrusher and Thunder Road – all of which are still a thrill more than 20 years later.
However, I was not as familiar with some of the awesome experiences for the younger set. This past weekend, we took our kids ages 7 and 4 to Carowinds for the Great Pumpkin Fest.
The Great Pumpkin Fest has Halloween-themed shows, attractions and interactive activities throughout the day. If you have been to Carowinds before, then you know Planet Snoopy has 14 rides that are perfect for your younger kids. In addition to the rides, the Great Pumpkin Fest offers many Halloween-themed activities such as:
– Hay Bale Maze
– Costume Parade
– Foam Zone
– Mumpkin Patch (kids choose their own mumpkin (mini-pumpkin) to decorate and take home as a spooktacular keepsake)
– Fraidy Cat Puppet Show
– PEANUTS Dance Party
– Peter the Talking Pumpkin
We spent nearly 5 hours inside Planet Snoopy at the Great Pumpkin Fest. Our kids had a blast and are begging to go back next weekend! The Great Pumpkin Fest is on Saturdays and Sundays in October and it’s free with park admission. Team Bowman gives it a Smarty thumbs-up!
p.s. These photos were snapped on the roller coaster cam of the Woodstock Express!
The Smarty Pants Scarowinds/Great Pumpkin Fest Giveaway!
Y-O-U could win a family 4-pack of tickets to either Scarowinds or The Great Pumpkin Fest, your choice! This is a $200 value! We’ll pick our lucky winner on Monday, October 14th at 5pm, so register now by clicking here. Boo y’all!