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Submit A Pumpkin and Explore the Sharon Audubon Center Pumpkin Trail


Sharon, Conn. — October 9, 2020 — Get ready for a pump-tastic good time! The Sharon Audubon Center is hosting a free, fun community Pumpkin Trail. From October 24 through November 8 (sunrise to sunset), families are welcome to come walk around our main grounds (at 325 Cornwall Bridge Road, Sharon, CT 06069) and view carved and decorated pumpkin entries on exhibit—and vote for your favorites to win “Viewers’ Choice!”

Plus, enjoy extended hours and nighttime glowing on opening night—Saturday, October 24 the trail will be open until 8:30 p.m.

Bring your own flashlight for the trail, a sense of adventure, and your COVID facemask. Social distancing must be observed at all times.

This is a full community participation event. We need YOU in order to make this happen! 

Share your pumpkin decorating skills! Help make magic on the Pumpkin Trail! Everyone is welcome to submit a pumpkin or two (or four or ten!) to be displayed along the trail. Pumpkins may be carved (freehand or stenciled,) or decorated (painted, using recycled materials, etc.). Be creative—think funny or spooky faces, nature or animal themed, etc. No inappropriate or gory entries will be permitted, as this is a family-friendly event.

Pumpkin entries may be dropped off at Sharon Audubon Center between October 21 – 23 (deadline is October 23rd by 12 p.m.).

Learn more at sharon.audubon.org/pumpkin-trail-2020.


Sharon Audubon Center is an engaging nature education center with a critical Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic located in Sharon, Connecticut. We are part of the Audubon Connecticut state office of the National Audubon Society and the Atlantic Flyway, and steward a total of four Audubon nature sanctuaries that encompass more than 2,100 acres primarily woodland habitat in Northwestern Connecticut. Our mission is to protect birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow. Visitors are welcome to enjoy our trails, learning resources, nature programs, and conservation-themed events throughout the year. Learn more at sharon.audubon.org.