Spooktacular Harvest Festival 2019

September 13, 2019


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The 33rd Annual Utica Zoo Spooktacular Harvest Festival has returned! Save October 19th and 20th in your calendar! Sponsored by I LOVE NY, KISSFM, Talk 100.7, BUG Country, Roser Communications Network, WellNow Urgent Care, Indium Corporation, and Lady and Leap Toy Shop.

Bring the whole family for a weekend of fall fun and spooky good times! Live Music, fall favorite treats, food trucks, trick or treating, games and activities, pumpkin painting contest, and of course over 200 animals on the scenic grounds of the Utica Zoo.

Cost: Members-$6 for adults, $3 for kids | Not-Yet members-$10 for adults, $6 for kids.

Admission Cost includes full-day access to the Zoo, plus everything listed below: (subject to change)

Trick or Treat and Game Stations: Multiple trick or treat and game stations will be set up throughout the Zoo. Grab your sweet treats and have tons of fun!

Costume Parade: Wear your best costume and join the Costume Parade through Pangea Plaza! The parade starts at 1 pm in front of the Auditorium. All are welcome to join and registration is not required.

Pumpkin Contest: Have some pumpkin art skills? Show them off! Pumpkin painting competition on both days.

Dance Performances by Maria Christina’s School of Dance

Hula Hooper Performances by Upstate Hoopz

Karate Demonstration by Karate USA

Photo Booth by Mad Props Photo Booths

Comedy Magic by Jim Okey(Sunday Only)
Shows at 12 pm, 2 pm, and 4 pm

Autumn Avenue Market: Meet some of our local farm and craft stand vendors and pick up your favorite Autumn house goods, snacks, and crafts.

Food Trucks and Snacks: Bring your appetite for various food trucks, Polly’s by O’Connors or everyone’s fall favorites: apple cider and donuts.

Music by: The Brian Mulkerne Band

Inflatable Super Slide from Varano Super Jump

Parking and Shuttles: Both parking lots at the Zoo will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Overflow parking will be located at MVCC Payne Hall Lot or the Parkway Rec Center and there will be shuttles available.

More details coming soon!