Pumpkin Parade


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395 Mulock Drive P.O. Box 328 Station Main, Newmarket, Ontario
L3Y 4X7

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Pumpkin Parade, presented by Riverwalk Wealth, Juliane Goyette & Brian Lavoie, Financial Advisors

Date: WednesdayNovember 1, 2023

Pumpkin Drop-off: 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. 

Time of Event: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Location: Riverwalk Commons (200 Doug Duncan Drive) 

Cost: Free 

Description: Calling all pumpkin carvers and Halloween enthusiasts, bring your creative jack-o-lantern(s) down to Riverwalk Commons on Wednesday, November 1, 2023 between 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. for one last chance to show off your Halloween creation and a chance to win a prize in one of the following categories listed below. 

The categories include: 

  • Jack-of-all-Lanterns
  • Cutest Pumpkin
  • Scariest Pumpkin
  • Most Creative

Prize: $100 gift card to a Newmarket restaurant of your choice. 

Event Details:
  • Pumpkins may be carved and/or painted. 
  • All pumpkins dropped off will be provided with a number for all guests to reference when voting on their favourite pumpkin. 
  • The Town of Newmarket will be providing LED tea lights to insert into each pumpkin, where applicable. 
  • All pumpkins at the end of the event will be placed into yard waste. 
  • Particpants must be Newmarket residents. 



Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2022 Pumpkin Parade. 

Jack-of-all-Lanterns (Overall Favourite)


Created by Than Khin

Cutest Pumpkin 

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Scariest Pumpkin

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 Created by Daniel Stokal

Most Creative

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 Created by Lily Hoban

Other top voted pumpkins: 

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All children under the age of 12 years must be accompanied by a supervising adult. 
In the case of inclement weather, check back on this webage for event updates. 


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