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: Friday, November 1, 2024

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 

Calling all pumpkin carvers and Halloween enthusiasts! Bring your creative jack-o-lantern(s) down to Riverwalk Commons on Friday, November 1, 2024 to show them off one more time. Participate by either submitting your jack-o-lantern or painted pumpkin for a showcase and contest for a chance to win a prize (categories listed below) or attend the event from 6:30-8:30pm to view the display and vote for your favourites in each category.  

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 2023 Pumpkin Parade. 

Jack-of-all-Lanterns (Overall Favourite)

132 Ursula.jpg

Carved by Thanarong Khin

Cutest Pumpkin 

21 cinderella cutest.jpg

Carved by Emily Qu

21 cinderella.jpg

Scariest Pumpkin

68 face night.jpg 68 face daytime.jpg

Carved by Tania Dimitrova 

Most Creative (tied)

36 pirate ship.jpg 

Carved by Brook Anderson 

 118 haunted house.jpg

Carved by Olivia Maurer

Other top voted pumpkins: 

 31 skeleton skateboard.jpg5 painted stitch.jpg 40 scarecrow.jpg

 62 fangs.jpg 13 nail head.jpg  148 haunted house painted.jpg       

 116 saw.jpg 50 dracula.jpg 87 simpsons.jpg  

107 Mickey Mouse.jpg 95 ghost busters.jpg



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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Media and Town of Newmarket staff will be taking photos and video footage at Town of Newmarket Special Events. These images may be used, re-used and published in news stories, social media and on websites, in addition to distributed to our event partners.