Ghouls & Gourds 2017

Families & Kids | Festivals

Saturday, October 28, 2017 | Noon–5:30 p.m.
Kids under 12 free!

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Stilt Dancing Insanity! Caterpillar Feedings!
Rutabaga Skee-ball! Brooklyn’s Wackiest Costume Parade!

Members always enter for free.

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Performances

Planet Pumpkin

The bands Persuasions, Jeffrey Broussard and the Creole Cowboys, and Brooklyn United Marching Band.
The Persuasions, Jeffrey Broussard and the Creole Cowboys, and Brooklyn United Marching Band
Noon–12:45 p.m.

Rana Santacrauz

Mexican son jarocho rhythms meet blistering bluegrass.

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1–2 p.m.

The Persuasions

Brooklyn’s legendary a cappella kings

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2:15–3:15 p.m.

Jeffrey Broussard and the Creole Cowboys

Red-hot zydeco, straight from Opelousas, Louisiana

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3:30–4:30 p.m.

Brooklyn United Marching Band

7- to 17-year-olds serve up a jaw-dropping synchronized celebration.

Hayloft Stage

Jenny Hill and Liquid Horn, DJ Ecotone, and Mettawee River Theatre Company
Jenny Hill and Liquid Horn, DJ Ecotone, and Mettawee River Theatre Company
Noon–1p.m.

Jenny Hill and Liquid Horn

Brazilian jazz grooves with a hometown twist

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1–1:15 p.m.

Phydeaux's Flying Flea Circus of Fate

Tiny acrobats hit the big top.

1:15–2 p.m.

Mettawee River Theatre Company

Victorian creatures invite you to their woodland waltz.

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2–2:15 p.m.

Phydeaux's Flying Flea Circus of Fate

Tiny acrobats hit the big top.

2:15–3 p.m.

DJ Ecotone

Beatboxing and birdcalls with wildlife DJ Ben Mirin

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3–3:15 p.m.

Phydeaux's Flying Flea Circus of Fate

Tiny acrobats hit the big top.

3:15–4 p.m.

StreetMule

Dynamite didgeridoo by groove-master Mark Mueller

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Activities

Noon–4 p.m.

  • Two kids look at insects with a magnifying glass

    Club Bug

    Dr. Rutledge’s Insectorium and Petting Zoo
    Pet a hissing cockroach, feed a hornworm, and meet an entomologist!

    Build a Gigantic Spider Web
    Use ribbon and fabric scraps to create a home for the world’s largest arachnid.

    Squirmy Wormies
    Enjoy these wiggly worms and behold their composting skills!

    Pollinator Treat
    Make your own blossoming insect goody for springtime.
    This activity takes place in the Discovery Garden Pavilion.

  • Children bowl with vegetables..

    Vegetable Midway

    Rutabaga Skee-Ball
    Step right up and play this classic arcade game—with a veggie twist.

    Brussels Sprout Bowling
    Try your hand at this crazy cruciferous game of skill.

    You Look Radishing!
    Veg out at one of our selfie photo stations.

  • A man dressed up as an eagle walks on stilts.

    The Wow Factor

    Mortal Beasts & Deities
    Magnificent stilt dancers and magical puppets stroll the Esplanade.
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    Kendama: Japanese Toys of Skill
    Traditional wooden toys are set into motion with members of KENYC.
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    Pretend Petting Zoo for Toddlers
    Come play in our imaginary menagerie.

Author Avenue

Noon–4 p.m.

Featuring the Community Bookstore Pop-up Shop

Take a stroll, get an autograph, and enjoy readings by local authors and illustrators.

An author signs a book for a child

Costume Parade & Drum Circle

4:30–5:30 p.m.

Parade kickoff at the Planet Pumpkin Stage at 4:30!

A man in costume directs a marching band.

Brazilian percussion corps Maracatu NY leads our celebrated costume parade and dynamite drum circle! March to the beat of bodacious bands, strut your stuff with silly stilt dancers, shake your bag of bones, or just show off your costume for all to see!

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Admission

Adults
$20
Seniors (65 and over)
$15
Students 12+ with valid ID
$15
Children under 12; BBG Members
Free

Members and ticket holders skip the lines. All events are held rain or shine. There are no free hours or reciprocal admissions during Ghouls & Gourds.

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Support

Major Sponsor
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Media Sponsor
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Upcoming Dates

Saturday, October 28, 2017
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