The Great Pumpkin Party

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Sunday, October 20 · 5-7 pm (Families with Special Needs Night)
Monday, October 21 · 6-8 pm
Tuesday, October 22 · 6-8 pm
Wednesday, October 23 · 6-8 pm

Invite your friends and family to the best party of the fall! Don’t miss this party thrown BY Valley Church FOR our community!
Wear your non-scary costumes and enjoy giant inflatables, pony rides, carnival games, free popcorn, and more! David Laflin is presenting three shows of his amazing illusions each night!

With over 7,000 guests last year, The Great Pumpkin Party is Des Moines’ best family activity this fall. It’s totally free and primarily indoors (so don’t worry about the weather)! AND this year we’ve added an extra day to accommodate even more families!

There’s something for everyone at the Great Pumpkin Party!

ATTRACTIONS MONDAY-WEDNESDAY

Valley Church - Upper Level

  • Illusionist David Laflin
  • Pedal cars (outside)
  • Balloons
  • Inflatables
  • Music
  • Photo Booths
  • Popcorn
  • Lemonade
  • Temporary Tattoos
  • Pumpkin Field Indoor Photo Opp
  • Princesses
  • Superheroes

Valley Church - Lower Level

  • Hands on Science
  • Rocket Launchers
  • Lego Track/Matchbox Racing
  • Archery
  • Face Painting
  • Spin Art
  • Preschool Game Room
  • Games & Candy

Valley Community Center

  • Pony Rides
  • Balloonist Daniel Poe
  • Wagons for Hay Rides
  • Outdoor Music by Fire Pits & Hot Chocolate
  • Root Beer Floats
  • Inflatables
  • Photo Booth
  • Cookie Walk
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Sunday, October 20 from 5-7 pm

Great Pumpkin Party - Night for Families with Special Needs & Harvest Hoedown

Our Harvest Hoedown is a FREE community event for anyone ages 14+ with special needs. Come dressed for a hoedown to dance, take a wagon ride, play games, enjoy some snacks, participate in an animal calling contest, and other fun things found at a county fair!

Families with kids younger than 14– Join us for a special night of the Great Pumpkin Party!

ATTRACTIONS

Valley Church - Younger Kids

  • Show
  • Balloons
  • Princesses
  • Heroes
  • Ponies
  • Wagon Photo Opp
  • Rocket Launcher
  • Archery
  • Photo Booths
  • Popcorn
  • Lego Track/Matchbox Racing
  • Face Painting
  • Temporary Tattoos/Craft
  • Spin Art
  • Inflatables
  • Games/Candy
  • Quiet Room

Valley Community Center - Ages 14+

  • Wagon Rides
  • Root Beer Floats
  • Face Painting
  • Line Dancing
  • Photo Booth
  • Games
  • Estimation Station
  • Sports games
  • Dance
  • Fireside Songs