The Great Pumpkin Fest is back at Kings Dominion! My family and I had a blast experiencing the family friendly fun! For daytime Halloween fun with no fear, The Great Pumpkin Fest in Planet Snoopy features surprises around every corner, from a petting zoo to a pumpkin painting patch. The little ones can take part in educational and interactive shows such as Mad Science: Halloween Edition.
At the entrance of Planet Snoopy, kids can get a trick-or-treat bag, map and a wristband. Follow the map to keep track of the many stations you can visit during this fun event. We had a great time trick-or-treating at each of the stations. My kids loved the petting zoo area, maze, and pumpkin decorating the most! There are more than 10 stations to visit, and the prizes vary and include a variety of Halloween novelty toys, coloring books, tattoos and similar items. It was also a treat to see our favorite Peanuts characters in their Halloween costumes! The Great Pumpkin Fest has activities for the whole family to enjoy together; as an added benefit, children three to five years of age are eligible for FREE admission when their parent or guardian registers and activates their 2018 Pre-K Pass. This is such a great deal!
The Great Pumpkin Fest is held select Saturdays and Sundays from September 23 through October 29 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
If you would like some more grown up Halloween fun, check out Halloween Haunt! In total, those who dare can brave eight mazes, five scare zones and a variety of live shows during Halloween Haunt, which features the largest scare force in the region with hundreds of monsters roaming the midways. During the nighttime event, guests can also get their adrenaline fix on more than 20 rides, including Intimidator™ 305 and Dominator, as fog and darkness blanket the park. Test your limits and experience fear beyond your worst nightmares with all-new Skeleton Key rooms. Guests face extra terror as they unlock exclusive chambers and complete sinister tasks in order to escape. Skeleton Key is exclusive to Fright Lane, a premium feature that gives guests front-of-the-line access to mazes and rides. Haunt is held select nights September 23 through October 29; entry tickets plus Fright Lane passes can be purchased online. Monsters descend upon the park at 7 p.m. during the Overlord’s Resurrection as he calls forth all of his minions and sends them out into the night.
For the most up-to-date hours of operation, visit www.kingsdominion.com. The Great Pumpkin Fest and Halloween Haunt are both included with park admission. To get a FREE visit to Kings Dominion during Halloween Haunt, guests can purchase a 2018 Gold Season Pass.