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Visit our 50-acre outdoor museum on October 15 from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. to taste sausages (francs) and sample local beers (steins). Enjoy a trick-or-treating hayride through the park, enter costume contests for dogs or humans, carve pumpkins, make art, dance to some polka and enjoy a Rocky Horror Picture Show sing-a-long! There will be a wide variety of family friendly—and dog-friendly—art activities throughout the day.

Parking during the event is $5/car and all events are free and open to the public. 

Food and beverages will be sold onsite, including beer from Omni Brewing and food from Gerhard’s Wurstelstand, Northeast Pretzels, and Potter’s Pasties.

Schedule of Events:

12–1 p.m. Land Art Tour by Franconia’s Executive Director & Chief Curator
Join Franconia’s Executive Director & Chief Curator Ginger Shulick Porcella as she gives a guided tour of the sculpture park. The tour will start at the entrance to Franconia Commons.

1–3 p.m. Trick or Treat Hayrides in the Park

1–5 p.m. Free Art Making Activities
Pumpkin Carving, sponsored by Pleasant Valley Farm
Halloween Button-Making
Printmaking with Natural Materials
Face Painting

3–4 p.m. Dog Costume Contest sponsored by Northwoods Humane Society
Sign-ups start at 2pm on the Front Lawn

4–5 p.m. Human Costume Contest
Sign-ups start at 2pm on the Front Lawn

5–6:30 p.m. Live Polka with Adam & The Jolly Jammers
in the Amphitheater

6:30–8 p.m. Rocky Horror Picture Show Sing-a-Long
in the Amphitheater

8–9 p.m. Bonfire, Hot Apple Cider & S’mores
at the Commons Patio

The Details
October 15, 12–9 p.m.