Sat 23 Oct to Sun 31 Oct - This is an open event, no need to book tickets
Pick and carve a pumpkin from our patch in this annual celebration of Ireland’s most ancient festival.
We are delighted to host an outdoor Halloween extravaganza this year for all ages to participate in a celebration of this ancient festival of Halloween or as it was known ‘Samhain’, the Celtic New Year, that marked the beginning of the long winter nights.
Over two weekends at Killruddery, we want to celebrate the light days of summer and dark nights of winter. With pumpkin patches where you can select a pumpkin to bring home to carve or stay and carve your pumpkin at our carving stations set up near our Grain Store Cafe and Farm Shop
Carving stations open Sat 23, Sun 24, Sat 30 & Sun 31 Oct.
Calling all scarecrow makers; we DARE you to enter the Killruddery Scarecrow Competition (How to build a scarecrow), scarecrow starter kits can be purchased at the Farm Shop.
Don’t miss a very special chance to unite with your family and get creative while you make your very own DIY scarecrow to enter into our Scarecrow competition.
Bring your ready made scarecrow to Killruddery, entries will be displayed along the entrance avenue of Killruddery until judging. Register your scarecrow entry in our Farm Shop to be included in the competition.
Competition entries welcome from 17th Oct last entries and judging 28th Oct at 2pm. Entry is free.
Get Creative, have fun!
JUDGES: Julie Kelleher – Director Mermaid Arts Centre and Killruddery Farmer Tom Jenkinson will be choosing winners on Thursday the 28th in the following categories:
– Most creative
– Best in show (best made)
Winners of the scarecrow competition will be announced on the 31st October over social media and on our website. Prizes can be collected from the Farm Shop.
We would like to invite all you avid home bakers to enter our Pumpkin Pie Competition. Get busy baking in your kitchen to prepare your best pumpkin pie creation. Special category for vegan pumpkin pies.
PLACE: Around Killruddery Grain Store Cafe, Farm Shop and Garden Centre
This event is free of charge to attend – NO NEED TO BOOK TICKETS!