Spooktacular Harvest Festival 2018

September 1, 2018


The 32nd Annual Utica Zoo Spooktacular Harvest Festival has returned! Save October 20th and 21st in your calendar!

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 carving and 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.

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! Parade starts at 1pm 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 carving and pumpkin painting competition on both days. Pumpkins must be pre-carved/painted and submitted for judging.

11a-12p: Registration and Drop-Off

1p-2p: Voting by visitors

2:30p: Winners Announced

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 some of Utica’s favorite mobile delicacies or apple cider and donuts.

Music by: The Brian Mulkerne Band

Inflatable Super Slide from Varano Super Jump

More details coming soon!