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Photo of Jack O'Lanterns in leavesPumpkinville

Saturday October 15, 2016

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Happy Rolph's Animal Farm
650 Read Rd., St. Catharines

A fun filled family fall festival with plenty of FREE games, activities and entertainment including: pumpkin carving, scarecrow building, bouncers, hay dive, crafts, facepainting and so much more!

*Some activities have nominal charge and are indicated below

  • Free pumpkin to the first 500 families     sponsored by Meridan Credit Union
  • Free shuttle bus from Grantham Lions parking lot to and from event
  • Accessible parking available at Happy Rolph's parking lot

FirstOntario Perfroming Arts Centre Pumpkin Carving Contest


Join us for a pumpkin carving contest! Bring your creative ideas and carve out a cool jack-o-lantern. Use your free family pumkin that the first 500 families receive at the gate or for guaranteed entry please bring your own pumpkin. Carving supplies will be provided.

Your pumpkin creation will be judged at 1p.m.

Each contestant will be entered to win the grand prize of a receive a Family Fun 4-PAC of tickets to see TOOPY & BINOO at the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre

FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre will also be hosting a colouring contest with winners drawn monthly to win a Family Fun 4-PAC of tickets to an upcoming show.

Scarecrow Building


Join us in a fun fall activity and build a scarecrow! 10 Scarecrow building stations will be available and scarecrows will be disassembled shortly after completion. Supplies will be provided such as stakes, straw, twine and clothing options. But feel free to bring any additonal clothing items if you wish.

Take your own photo with your scarecrow once complete.

Tweet or post your photo to social media using the #Pumpkinville2016 and be entered into a draw to win one of 12 recreation prize packs. Winners to be announced on Mon Oct 16.

Hay Dive


Join in the fall fun at the Hay Dive activity. Search through the giant pile of "hay" and find a coloured stick! Exchange the coloured stick for a small treat with the volunteers at the activity .

Please note: we use straw for this activity  for allergenic purposes.

Way to Grow Daycare - Craft Table

Stop by for a fun craft with the team from Way to Grow Daycare and take home a fall themed item.

Inflatable Bouncers

Come have a bounce, slide or climb on the inflatable bouncers! A toddler's Pirate Ship and a traditional bouncer will be on site for children to enjoy.

Other great things to do and see


Stop by and have a fun fall or Halloween design painted on your face. Please note there is a limit to 2 small designs per person. We do not paint an entire face or paint near eyes, nose or mouth areas.

Temporary Tattoos

Stop by for a temporary tatoo! Lots of fun designs to choose from including Halloween scars and more!

Stilt Walkers

Say Hello to our Scarecrow and Fall Princess stilt walkers while you are here!

Balloon Twisters

Take a moment and find the balloon twister roaming around the park!


*Pony Rides 


Join us for a pony ride! A nominal charge of $5.00 for this activity.

Atkins Pony Rides will be on site offering rides for children. Photos of your child on their pony ride will also be offered for sale on site.

*Family Portraits

Join us in the big red barn for your fall family photo! A nominal charge of $5.00 per photo for this activity.

Our professional photographer will be on site with a beautiful set on bales of hay and straw with pumpkins and flowers to create a picture perfect backdrop for a family photo.

A professionally edited digital photo will be emailed directly to participants approx 1 week after the event.


Food Vendors


On site will be several food vendors including:

  • Country Boys Mobile Food Service (burgers, hotdogs, fries etc)
  • Shriners Creek Popcorn (kettle popcorn)
  • Port Weller School Bake Table (baked goods)
  • Town and Country Farmer Market Table (apples, cider, and farm fresh items)

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer opportunities for Pumpkinville have been filled. If you would like to be added to a waitlist please register through ePlay (use course code #90646)

Rain Policy

This event is rain or shine. Please dress appropriately as the entire event is outdoors in a park setting.  

If Pumpkinville is cancelled due to severe weather we will post information to the City's social media feeds by 9 a.m. the day of the event. Please follow our Facebook page or Twitter feed for cancellation notices and updates.

Thank You 2016 Sponsors!


 Meridian Credit Union Logo
Niagara IceDogs  Walker Industries logo    




Real Canadian Superstore Logo 

 Way to Grow Daycare logo

Rankin Construction logo 4 Cats Arts Studio logo
Niagara Inflatables logo Roberto's Pizza Passion logo



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