UPDATE: This has been moved to Tuesday, October 30th.
Pumpkin Flotilla is an annual event at Bond Park, 801 High House Road, Cary. Participants bring their carved pumpkins to the boathouse, and they set sail at twilight, around 6:30 p.m.
Bring your carved pumpkin to the boathouse between 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Make sure they adhere to the guidelines below. Only 40 can be used. It’s free to participate and to watch.
If you wear a Halloween costume or contribute a carved pumpkin to the event, you can receive a discount on boat rental.
Pumpkins can not be returned.
Music: Justin Runyon 5-6:30 p.m.
Food: Brooklyn Boys Pizza & The Cow and The Oak
Here are the guidelines for participation:
- Get a pumpkin: Bring a pumpkin that weighs about 8 pounds after it’s carved; that’s approximately the size of a soccer ball. Mini or extra-large pumpkins cannot be accepted for the flotilla.
- Get creative: All pumpkins must come with tops and be gutted and carved at home. Jack-o’-lanterns with artificial decorations, such as paint, glitter, marker, food dye, paper, plastic, light bulbs, candles, or floats cannot be accepted for the flotilla. A light and floating device will be provided when you register your jack-o’-lantern at the event.
- Drop off your pumpkin: The designated drop-off area is near the Boathouse between 4 pm and 5:30 pm. Space in the flotilla is limited to 40 pumpkins, so make sure your creation meets all the requirements.