Dust Off Your Screams For The Carowinds Great Pumpkin Fest #sponsored @CarowindsPark

Dust Off Your Screams For The Carowinds Great Pumpkin Fest #sponsored @CarowindsParkCheap Is The New Classy

My family was fortunate enough to get invited to visit the Carowinds Great Pumpkin Fest. My husband and I haven’t been there since we were teenagers and my kids have never been at all so this was especially exciting. I almost forgot how much fun it is there. After going, we are already planning our next trip to Carowinds.

Dust Off Your Screams For The Carowinds Great Pumpkin Fest #sponsored @CarowindsPark

Family Fun At The Carowinds Great Pumpkin Fest

The Carowinds Great Pumpkin Fest & Scarowinds are currently going on at the theme park. And my daughter absolutely loved our visit. It’s a family friendly event so there are tons of things for the kids to do, too. They gave out bags to the kids and had treat stations to where you could get some candy to put in your bag.

Dust Off Your Screams For The Carowinds Great Pumpkin Fest #sponsored @CarowindsPark

The Carowinds Great Pumpkin Fest also had an area where you could pick out your own pumpkin and then color and decorate it any way you wanted. My daughter loved her pumpkin. Unfortunately, we rode water rides after she decorated it and the water washed off her pumpkin’s face, so take that into consideration when you visit. She is looking forward to drawing it back on tomorrow. Knowing her, it will look totally different.

If the candy and pumpkin painting isn’t enough, don’t worry, they have a lot more activities that are child friendly. Some of these activities are face painting, coloring, and a maze. The Carowinds Great Pumpkin Fest featured a car with bubbles coming out of the hood that children could play in. There was also an area where kids could play in foam and many were covered head to toe. It was so cute. I would have loved to have done that myself.

Dust Off Your Screams For The Carowinds Great Pumpkin Fest #sponsored @CarowindsPark

The Carowinds Great Pumpkin Fest is wonderful, but it is only one small part of Carowinds. They have so many rides there. My favorite was White Water Rapids. We ended up riding that ride three times and we ended up getting soaked. I also loved the Boo Blaster ride. We all got to ride in one cart together and we rode around in this house shooting ghosts. It also keeps your score on how many you shoot, so you can compete with each other. I came in second. Not too bad for an old woman.

Dust Off Your Screams For The Carowinds Great Pumpkin Fest #sponsored @CarowindsPark

I can not wait to go back to Carowinds. As hectic as life is, it is really nice just to relax and have fun with your family. I think the trip relieved a lot of stress and brought my family even closer together.

Thanks, Carowinds, for a great day!

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About Johnetta Dawson

Johnetta is a happily married, stay at home mom. She babysits and home schools her very talented, artistic daughter. Her athletic son goes to public school. She also has a beautiful motivated step daughter and a very handsome grandson. Johnetta loves gardening, cooking, and spending time with her family and friends.


  1. That looks like so much fun! My kids would have a blast there.

  2. Looks like a fun time! We keep talking about going to Carowinds but we haven’t gotten there yet.

  3. I haven’t been to Carowinds since high school. I used to love that place! Yay for holiday fun

  4. I haven’t been to Carowinds in forever. It looks like it would be a great place to visit for Halloween!

  5. I have never heard of Carowinds. It looks like a lot of fun. Family time is so awesome, even if you only have a few hours to spare. I’ve always been told that its not the quantity of time but the quality.

  6. I wish there was something like this close to where I live. I would love taking my son and nieces their for the rides and decorating.

  7. Looks like a lot of fun! I’m sure my kids would want to keep hitting up all of the treat stations! 🙂

  8. Looks like a great time. I have not been to a pumpkin fest but I would love to visit with my family.

  9. I would like to take my boys there for Halloween. I like that all theme parks are starting to get in on the Halloween fun!

  10. This looks like a total blast! I would love to visit a festival like this.

  11. That looks like tons of fun. Great way to spend the day.

  12. I love Halloween events so early in the month! I like to get my pumpkin and start the celebration!

  13. Who doesn’t love a great pumpkin fest! I love your pictures it looks like it was a lot of fun!

  14. This would be a fantastic way to spend the day with your family. The photos are great. I would love to co and experience it for my self if i lived closer.

  15. I’ve always heard Carowinds is such a fun place to visit. Your pictures prove it true.

  16. Amy Desrosiers says

    Wow, this place looks super fun! I always enjoy places with Halloween themes!

  17. Looks like you had a great time. We love places like that.

  18. We’ve never been to carowinds, but I’ve heard great things. Looks like you all had a blast!

  19. I’ve heard so much about Carowinds that I feel we need to make a special trip to see it soon. I love the friendly theme they’ve adopted and being able to pick out pumpkins onsite.

  20. It looks like everybody had a great time. I wish we had something like this around here.

  21. This looks like so much fun. We really need to get back to Carowinds soon.

  22. My boys would have an absolute blast. This looks like so much fun, I wish I could have gone!!!! thanks for sharing

  23. That looks like so much fun. I love Snoopy and would love to get a pix with him, even if he’s in a scary costume!

  24. Sherry Compton says

    How fun! Now your daughter can draw the pumpkin face again. 🙂 Several activities in one.

    Love the fun, family day and the great pics. Your weather was great, too.

  25. What a fun fest! I would love to bring my kids here – it looks like you all had a blast!