Celebrating over 50 Years of Fall Family Fun, Darien’s Tokeneke School Pumpkin Carnival Returns Saturday, October 14th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Rain Date: Sunday, October 15th

For over 50 years, the Tokeneke Pumpkin Carnival at Tokeneke School in Darien has been a fall-favorite activity for Fairfield County families, offering something spooky and fun for children both big and small. The 2017 Tokeneke Pumpkin Carnival will be a celebration of traditions like old-fashioned fair games and new experiences, including all-new rides and food options.

Originally called “Big Pumpkin”, the Tokeneke Pumpkin Carnival is one of Darien’s most cherished traditions. Every October for the past five decades, the Pumpkin Carnival has transformed the Tokeneke Elementary School, located on Old Farm Road in Darien, into a Halloween-themed haunted house and amusement park with delicious food, numerous games plus a wide variety of mechanical rides.

This year, the 2017 Pumpkin Carnival is scheduled to take place on Saturday, October 14th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The rain date for the event will be on the following day (October 15th).

There will be an early 9:30 AM opening time for the Tokeneke Pumpkin Carnival rides on October 14th for children in Darien with special needs. Please come and enjoy the fun!

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The sports field at the Tokeneke Elementary School is turned into a place for games and activities galore! Face painting, apple toss, sand art, sack races and more! Don't forget that there is also a haunted house to explore for some spooky fun.


One of the reasons the Tokeneke Pumpkin Carnival is such a success year to year? The rides, of course! Some of the featured attractions this year include spin and pendulum rides, trains and swings, and even a carousel. For the daring? Alibaba is not to be missed. No matter your age, you can find a ride that will suit you and your family.


After all the rides and games, you and your family are sure to work up an appetite and the Tokeneke Carnival has lots to offer. Burgers, Shakes & Fries, Heights Pizza, the Upper Crust Bakery and Cafe, and Melt Mobile will be on hand this year with a wide array of food options. And, don’t miss the Newman’s Own lemonade stand when it’s time to quench your thirst.