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! Sponsored by I LOVE NY, Empower Federal Credit Union, KISSFM, Talk 100.7, BUG Country, Roser Communications Network, and PJ Green.

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.

Buy your tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/32nd-annual-utica-zoo-spooktacular-harvest-festival-tickets-50916033226

NOTE TO MEMBERS: Use your membership e-mail address as the promo code to access member tickets.

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! 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 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

Dance Performances by Maria Christina’s School of Dance

Hula Hooper Performances by Upstate Hoopz

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 Holy Smoques BBQ Fusion, Louie’s Grapevine Gyro Cart and Voss’ at the Zoo or everyone’s fall favorites: apple cider and donuts.

This will be the final weekend for Voss’ at the Zoo.

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.

Event Photos by Andy House Photography

More details coming soon!