Northway Entrance to Greenbelt Forest Preserve
Saturday, October 19
This year marked 25 years of pumpkin carving and walks in the woods! Read the story on our News page that ran in the October 19, 2013 edition of the Greenbelt News Review (on page 10) to learn how this famous Greenbelt tradition got started.
The day's activities began a World War Z style Zombie Chase in Northway fields. During the day, carvers of all ages were entertained with music by members of the Homestead Act, working their magic on over 100 pumpkins, which they then placed in the woods along a path. The pumpkins were were lit in the early evening, glowing festively for four hours. The glowing Woods Fairy entertained walkers with fairy tales and, deep in their lair, the Goatman with baby Jacquelyn also appeared. Rodney Roberts and wife Tara were on hand to treat walkers to delicious hot chocoate and cider.
Show your support for the woods with a handmade Keep it Wild and Wooded Bracelet or an original art celebration t-shirt. Visit our Support Us page for more details.