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Public Pumpkin Carving

October 11, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The NEW Zoo & Adventure Park invites you to “carve out” some fun this fall at our annual Public Pumpkin Carving Event, sponsored by Happy Joe’s Pizza & Ice Cream! Join us on Wednesday, October 11th, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Pines Shelter, off the north end of the NEW Zoo’s main parking lot. Bring your own pumpkins and pumpkin-carving tools to create a pumpkin masterpiece! This event is FREE to attend. If you are unable to bring your own pumpkins, you are still welcome to attend! We will have a selection of pumpkins provided by Piggly Wiggly Howard/Suamico for guests to carve –we just ask that you bring your own carving supplies.

Be sure to work up an appetite while you carve, because Happy Joe’s Pizza & Ice Cream will provide FREE PIZZA and the zoo will provide drinks to everyone who participates! Happy Joe’s mascot, “Happy the Dog,” will also stop by that night to meet guests. This is a great opportunity for families, along with larger groups such as scout troops, clubs, churches, school service groups, and more. Everyone is welcome!

All pumpkins carved during the event remain at the Zoo, to be used to decorate for North Shore Bank Zoo Boo 2023, held on October 13th, 14th, 20th, 21st, 27th, and 28th. Zoo supporters are also welcome to donate and drop-off carved pumpkins ANYTIME during regular business hours, Sundays through Thursdays in October, starting on October 15th.  The NEW Zoo & Adventure Park is continually in need of “fresh” pumpkins throughout the month of October.

Pre-registration through our online RSVP system is strongly encouraged for the event. After registering, guests can arrive anytime between the hours of 4:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.


Special thanks to our sponsors!



October 11, 2023
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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