Sunday, October 20th

12 pm to 3 pm, parade at 11:30 am


Join us for Discovery’s 5th Annual PumpkinFest, rain or shine!!  The festivities kick off with a Halloween Costume Parade & Contest followed by carnival games, inflatables, bake sale, food trucks, Pumpkin Carving Contest, Cake Walk, Prize Room, Kids Raffle and more.


Volunteer to help make it all happen!


Buy student wristbands!

Costume Parade / Contest starts promptly at 11:30am on the Veranda outside the Dining Commons!   All contestants must arrive on Veranda by 11:15am. Parade is lead by the Grand Marshall (congratulations again...Virgina Gomez !) and the Yorktown High School Marching Band. Parade route ends at the soccer fields where our amazing Discovery teachers will serve as judges and award Grand Prizes for “Individual Costume of the Year” and “Group Costume of the Year”. Halloween necklaces awarded to those with creative costumes.  You must be in the parade to be eligible for awards. 


Does your family LOVE carving and/or decorating pumpkins? Then start  planning because the Pumpkin Carving & Decorating Contest is on!! Bring your Pre-Carved or Pre-Decorated Pumpkin for contest submission to Discovery on Saturday October 19th from 1-4pm and Sunday October 20th, no later than 11:45am. Student voting begins at 12pm!  

5 Prize Categories this year!

  • Ultimate School Spirit Pumpkin
  • Best Decorated Pumpkin
  • Best Carved Pumpkin
  • Scariest Pumpkin
  • Best Use of Recycled Materials Pumpkin


SENSORY ROOM - new at PumpkinFest

>> New this year - the Sensory Room. The Sensory Room will welcome children ages 4 and up whose caregivers can remain with them or relax in a nearby waiting area. This new activity is designed to give children, who may be overwhelmed by the sights and sounds of PumpkinFest, a place to take a sensory break. Low lights and calming activities will help your child reset their sensory system, so you can both return to the fun!  The Sensory Room will be open 12pm -3pm and located in Room 134. If you have any questions about the Sensory Room or the use of the Sensory Room, please contact Leslie Humes.


Have any new unwanted toys, games or crafts around the house that you’d love to share with another Discovery family!  Please consider donating It to our Kids Raffle.   PumpkinFest team is happy to pick it up from your home.  Contact sinclairjen@comcast.net

Volunteers and Wristbands!
The Volunteer Sign-Up Genius is LIVE! Please sign up to help with the Bake Sale, Cake Walk, Games, Costume Parade, Pumpkin Contest, Wristband Sales and Sensory Room!

Online Wristband sales are LIVE. Wristbands cost $15 per child for ages 5+ and $10 for ages up to 4. No charge for parents or caregivers. Buy now!

PumpkinFest Photographers
We are seeking a few parents to take key photos at the event and LIVE Tweet them during PumpkinFest.  Look for the volunteer option on the Sign Up Genius or e-mail sinclairjen@comcast.net

PumpkinFest DJ
Calling all amateur DJs!  Would you consider being DJ at PumpkinFest! Spin those iconic Halloween tunes for our Discovery families while they are outside bouncing around the inflatables or catching a bite at the food trucks. Interested?  Contact sinclairjen@comcast.net




We have so many exciting things planned for the day. There will be:


  • Food Trucks                           
  • MoonBounces
  • Carnival Games                     
  • Raffle
  • Bake Sale
  • Cake Walk
  • Costume Parade & Contest
  • Pumpkin Carving Contest
  • Discovery Merchandise Sale 
  • Decorate a mini pumpkin                        






 Thank you to this year's sponsors.





If you or a company would like to sponsor this year's PumpkinFest, please email Jen Sinclair.