The Great Pumpkin Fest Kid Friendly Halloween Fun At Great America


Kid-friendly Event Features Trick-or-Treating, Mini Pumpkin Decorating, A Hay Maze And More

SANTA CLARA, CA –The Great Pumpkin Fest at California’s Great America opens September 30 and runs Saturdays and Sundays through October 29 (closed October 22). The festival is a non-scary daytime event for the entire family and has become a Bay Area tradition for the extended Halloween season.

Guests 12 and younger can race through a hay maze, decorate mini pumpkins to take home as souvenirs, color PEANUTS™ pictures and dance in a foam pit. They will also enjoy wearing their costumes and Trick-or-Treating with the PEANUTS™ gang. The Great Pumpkin Fest activities take place from Noon-4 pm, while the entire park is open from 10am-5:30pm for daytime fun.

KId’s Maze at California’s Great America, photo by CGA

The beloved movie “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” will continuously show in Planet Snoopy; additionally, the park will present book readings of the PEANUTS tale.

Photo from CGA

Every activity for The Great Pumpkin Fest takes place inside Great America’s Planet Snoopy kids area, where 14 rides designed for younger children add to the excitement. All Great Pumpkin Fest activities are included with admission.

2018 Gold Passes are now on sale for the lowest price of the season at and include unlimited admission for the rest of 2017 and all of 2018, including Halloween Haunt and WinterFest.


California’s Great America is a 100-acre theme and water park located in Santa Clara, Calif. that contains thrill rides, family attractions and live shows. The park opens for weekends in March, operates daily Memorial Day through mid-August, continues weekends through fall with Halloween Haunt, and the season concludes in December with WinterFest.


California’s Great America is owned and operated by Cedar Fair Entertainment Company (NYSE: FUN), a publicly traded partnership and one of the largest regional amusement-resort operators in the world. The Company owns and operates 11 amusement parks, two outdoor water parks, one indoor water park and five hotels. For more information, see

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