The Town of Cary’s Pumpkin Flotilla takes place Friday, October 29th, 2021, from 4 to 7 p.m., at Bond Park, 801 High House Road, Cary.
Participation is free.
Learn about the Town of Cary’s other Halloween events too, including a haunted house, a big pumpkin carving event, and more.
Drop off your carved pumpkin on Thursday, October 28th, 2021, between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m.
Pumpkins will set sail across the Bond Park Lake at twilight (approximately 6:30 p.m.)
Enjoy a discounted boat ride (available to those who enter a pumpkin or dress in appropriate Halloween costumes) and a snack from our concession stand while you wait to watch your pumpkin float on the lake.
Fall is looking great around the Triangle, whether you’re looking for something spooky or totally kid-friendly! Check out our HUGE list of fall festivals, as well as our list of pumpkin patches, haunted trails and corn mazes! We have also put together a big list of Halloween events and Trick or Treat events!
Pumpkin Flotilla Guidelines
- Get a pumpkin: Bring a pumpkin, approximately the size of a soccer ball, that weighs about 8 pounds after it’s carved. Mini or extra-large pumpkins cannot be accepted for the flotilla.
- Get creative: Pumpkins will be attached through the base. All pumpkins must come with tops (lids) 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: If you would like to enter a carved pumpkin into this years Flotilla you can drop-it off at Bond Park Boathouse on Thursday October 28th from 3 – 6 p.m. We have limited floats and they will assigned on a first-come, first served basis. Additional pumpkins, or pumpkins that do not meet the guidelines below will be used to decorate the dock.
If you can’t attend the main event, come by on Saturday, October 30th, 2021, at 6 p.m. The pumpkins will be left floating on the lake and will be relit then. Viewing will be from the waterfront at Bond Park Boathouse.
More Halloween Events in the Triangle
Check out our big list of Halloween events and ideas in the Triangle, or see a quick list here: