Date Of Visit: October 20, 2017
Location: Frog Pond, Boston Common, Boston, MA
Website: 2017 Fall Pumpkin Float
Highlights: family friendly pumpkin festival, carousel, bouncy house and other activities for children (and adults)
Nothing says Halloween like costumes, candy and floating pumpkins. Yes, floating pumpkins.
That is what was on display at Frog Pond last weekend as we ushered in the Halloween season.
But, these “floating pumpkins” weren’t floating in the air. No, these pumpkins were floating on Frog Pond at the Boston Common.
Visitors who wanted to participate in the pumpkin float were asked to bring a hollowed out 8 inch or smaller carved pumpkin.
The carvings and designs on the pumpkins ranged from spooky to funny.
The organizers of the event encouraged visitors to come to the event in costume. And they were not disappointed.
If you haven’t attended a pumpkin float before (it was my first time as well) and you want participate in the float event, each person drops off their pumpkin at one of the booths located by the pond. At the booth, one of the volunteers inserts an l.e.d. light bulb. I think it would have looked cooler with a candle. But, since it is going into water, well that wouldn’t work out too good. Then, the pumpkin is put on a piece of wood and pushed into the water so they all coalesce. Periodically, a worker walked in the water to make sure they all group together.
As the sun set, the lights from the jack o’ lanterns began to light up Frog Pond.
There was also a carousel, the Frog of Frog Pond, a d.j. from a local radio station, a bouncy house, bubbles, policemen on horses who took photos with visitors and other types of entertainment.
The Pumpkin Float, which was held at Pope John Paul Park in the past, was a dog friendly event. And, some of the dogs came in costume!
Porter is a 9 year old lion, I mean pit terrier.
Tiny is a 3 year old Chihuahua.
Winnie is 18 months old.
Bijo is an 11 year old mixed breed. Bijo is wearing a boot because one of his nails was injured.
Below is a video of the “bubble man” at Frog Pond. The kids loved popping the bubbles.
Click here to like my Facebook page so you can see photos and videos I do not post on my blog and be alerted in your Facebook feed when I post new blog posts about New England! Thank you.