Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, 47 acres of botanical bliss fronting the Pacific Ocean


PUMPKIN NIGHT at the Gardens

OCT 28 from 5:30PM to 7:30PM
(Adults $10; children 16 and under FREE)

Come dressed in your Halloween best and light up the night with some creatively carved gourds and painted pumpkins. Vote for your favorite pumpkins, enjoy spooky games, haunting music by DJ Nutrishious, and fall treats. Winners of the Pumpkin Contest will be announced at 7:00PM (do not need to be present to win) as well as on the Gardens' websiteFacebook, and Instagram page. SEE WINNERS BELOW!

Entry Drop-off: OCT 28 between 12:00PM and 3:00PM
(No cost to enter the contest; 50% off admission to the Pumpkin Night Party if you enter by Oct 25)

To enter your carved or designed pumpkin simply complete an entry form and deliver your creation(s) to the Gardens between 12:00PM and 3:00PM on Saturday, October 28. Entry forms are available at The Garden Store and online: Pumpkin Contest Entry Form. Turn in your entry form by Wednesday, October 25 to receive one voucher for 50% off adult admission to the Pumpkin Night Party for each pumpkin entered! Prizes will be awarded in four categories: Adult (age 18 and up), Teen (ages 13–17), Kid (ages 7–12), Kid (ages 6 and under). 

*One entry form per pumpkin, multiple entries accepted. Please bring your own flameless light source for carved pumpkins. You may pick up your pumpkin on Sunday, October 29 between 12:00PM and 2:00PM.

Prizes in four categories provided by Café Jaavy, Littlecup CeramicsLos Gallitos, Pippi’s Longstockings, and Tangents


  • Maisy Wells "Spooky Spider" – Kid (ages 6 and under)
  • Rinah and Rónán Garza-Hillman "Day of the Dead Twins" – Big Kids (ages 7–12)
  • Luna Garza-Hillman "Unicorn" – Teen (ages 13–17)
  • April Peak "Edwin Vesuvius Ghouligan Duck" – Adult (age 18 and up)

Visit Facebook for photos of the winners and the party!


Date: Saturday, October 28, 2017

Schedule Details: Saturday, October 28: Pumpkin Contest entry drop-off from12:00PM to 3:00PM (Free to enter contest); Pumpkin Night Party 5:30PM to 7:30PM (Admission $10; FREE for children ages 16 and under); Pumpkin entry pick-up on Sunday, October 29 between 12:00PM and 2:00PM.

Location: Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens

Payment Information: Admission $10; FREE for children ages 16 and under.


Contact: Jamie Campione

Contact Email:

Contact Phone: 707-964-4352 ext 19