Pumpkin Carving Happy Hour

Stop by the NoMa pumpkin patch on Thursday, October 23, and carve a free pumpkin, check out the cutest petting zoo in the city, and enjoy a live bluegrass band! The NoMa BID will be providing pumpkins and carving tools for the first 300 people. Please click here to reserve a pumpkin. Carvers may bring their own carving tools. Update: pumpkin reservations are fully booked. There will be 100 pumpkins available on a first-come, first-serve basis for event attendees. Make sure to get to the event early to snag a pumpkin!

Don’t want to get your hands in pumpkin guts? No problem! Hear the Page County Ramblers perform live music, get your face painted, and join a candy scavenger hunt starting at 5 PM. Plus get something delicious, seasonal and (for the over 21 crowd) alcoholic from Union Kitchen, who will be selling food on site.


Thursday, October 23 4-7 PM
Grassy field adjacent to 1100 First Street, NE (Corner of First and Pierce Streets, NE)
Closest Metro: Union Station or NoMa/Gallaudet U (Red Line)
This event is free and open to the public
Tweet @NoMaBID to hype your favorite jack-o-lantern pattern
In the event of inclimate weather, the event will be held on Friday, October 24

Live music, petting zoo, candy scavenger hunt, pumpkins and carving utensils are free. Food and drinks are available for purchase. The mini petting zoo will feature cute critters such as bunnies, chicks, sheep and more.

Special thank you to Tishman Speyer for providing the site.

Pictures from the 2013 Pumpkin Carving Party:



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