The Great Wilton Pumpkin Fest!


Fall Family Fun!

The Great Wilton Pumpkin Fest will take place on Saturday, October 16th from 2:00 – 4:00.  Find a bountiful harvest of all kinds of fall fun with a focus on, of course, pumpkins!  Watch a blacksmith hard at work at the forge; see docents in Colonial dress hearth cooking (with pumpkins!), weaving and flax breaking, munch a donut and sip some cider.

Lots of things for kids to do – pumpkin decorating, lawn games such as “Ring Toss with Pumpkins” and “Corn Hole” – and a version of bocce using pumpkins and gourds!  Time to pick the perfect pumpkin to bring home.  The grounds of the Historical Society will be strewn with pumpkins and gourds being sold by Wilton Kiwanis along with mums and corn.

Be sure to register for the “History is Here Wilton Scavenger Hunt” at the sign-up table. Whether you are brand new to town or a resident for 30 years, you will be amazed at what you don’t know about Wilton’s history!  You can pick up your Scavenger Hunt Kit, and set out to follow the clues to a dozen places around town.  This is a great opportunity for family fun, to get outside, explore Wilton and maybe even win a prize! Wilton Historical Society members free; non-member families $25.