Saturday, October 05, 2019

Pumpkin Nights (SDC)



Welcome to the all-new Pumpkin Nights at Silver Dollar City

The festival takes place almost exclusively in the Grand Expo section of the park

You really have to pay attention or you might miss some of the extremely detailed pumpkins that they have light up all over the area.

This house made of gourds was really neat.

The main sculpture welcomes you the festival near the Red Gold Heritage Hall

A pile of pumpkins by the swings

A large owl near the Electro-spin

There are a lot of smaller carvings around the larger sculpture

The main gazebo is surrounded by pumpkins

There are even more on the roof

Next to the Tea Party is a large spider sculpture

Don't miss the baby spiders also in the area (you might have to look up)

A giant cat sculpture next to the Galleon

Some traditional pumpkins near the entrance to the Tea Party

Another stack of pumpkins next to the Elephant Parade

The all new area being billed as the Pumpkin Plaza features special booths with food, photo ops, face painting and souvenirs.  There is also a DJ and dance party.

It's hard to miss this huge display of inflatables.

There is one final part of the Festival that we need to explore

There is a new pathway between the Pumpkin Plaza and Boatworks Theater that features lots of pumpkin carvings

Don't miss the hoot owls flying overhead

Really take your time when exploring the pathway to check out all of the different animals that are displayed on the pumpkins

Turtles!

A very cool campfire scene

Pumpkin Nights is awesome and makes the Fall another "cannot miss" season for the park.  Don't miss out on this new tradition.  It will run at SDC through October 26

Harvest Festival (SDC)


Welcome to the All-New Harvest Festival, featuring Craft Days

There is a lot more produce being used as decorations this year.

The new gourd tree is very impressive.

Craft Days features a lot of the traditional crafters on the square

However it was noticeable that there were not as many this year as there has been in the past.

Since it is October - we are contractually required to have a pink display

There were several pumpkin crafters on display.
Blacksmith

Brown's Candy Store

Glassblower

There was also a Time Traveler worker

More produce on display near Time Traveler

Additional craft booths near Boatworks Theater

and even more across from the Saloon at the bottom of Hill Street

In the Frisco Barn, "Best of Hands" is back with some amazing products on display

In the Red Gold Courtyard, there is a personalized pumpkin carving stand.

The big new show for Craft Days was Cirque Eloize's Lumberjacks

This Cirque inspired show took a vague theme of Lumberjacks and incorporated cirque acts to tell a story

The feats of strength and agility were very impressive

Even if you don't understand the storyline, you can still enjoy the cirque acts.

The Cyr wheel act was pretty cool.

Stacking lumberjacks to get that high branch.  That has to be the reason, right?

Teeterboard act

It was a fun show - just go in expecting a cirque show and don't overthink it and you'll have a good time.

The light up souvenirs have come out, so it must be about time for Pumpkin Nights to start