Ghouls & Gourds 2018

Festivals

Saturday, October 27, 2018 | Noon–5:30 p.m.
Kids under 12 free!

Gates open at 10 a.m., festival begins at 12 noon.

We're Bringing the Fun Inside!

Because rain is predicted, activities will take place indoors.

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Stilt Dancing Insanity! Brussels Sprout Bowling! Autographs on Author Avenue! Dynamite Drum Circle and Costume Parade!

Advance tickets recommended! Members always enter for free.

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Members and ticket holders skip the box office line. All events are held rain or shine. On festival days, there are no reciprocal admissions and members' guest passes are not valid.

Performances

Planet Pumpkin

The musician Michael Hearst, the  and the Persuasions, and Cheer New York acrobats.
Noon–12:45 p.m.

Falu

Parents’ Choice Award–winning “Indie-Hindi” band

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1–1:45 p.m.

Michael Hearst’s Songs for Unusual Creatures

Music inspired by the world’s weirdest creatures

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2–3 p.m.

The Persuasions

Brooklyn’s legendary a cappella kings

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3:15–4 p.m.

Banda de los Muertos

Mexican brass banda to die for

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4:15–4:30 p.m.

Cheer New York

Cheer loud! Cheer proud! Enjoy high-flying flips and plenty of pom-poms.

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Hayloft Stage

The bands Shinbone Alley Stilt Band, the Xylopholks, and J-Music Ensemble
12:15–12:30 p.m.

Phydeaux's Flying Flea Circus of Fate

Tiny acrobats hit the big top.

12:30–1:30 p.m.

The Xylopholks

Brooklyn’s own furry ragtime band

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1:30–1:45 p.m.

Phydeaux's Flying Flea Circus of Fate

Tiny acrobats hit the big top.

1:45–2:45 p.m.

Shinbone Alley Stilt Band

Dixieland jazz and shamelessly silly shenanigans

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2:45–3 p.m.

Phydeaux's Flying Flea Circus of Fate

Tiny acrobats hit the big top.

3–4 p.m.

J-Music Ensemble Pocket Band

Calling all Pokémon and Sonic fans! Video game, anime, and J-pop songs—with a jazzy twist.

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Other Oddities

Noon–4 p.m.

Children bowl with vegetables, look at insects, and pet a stuffed chicken.

Dr. Rutledge’s Insectorium
Meet these Victorian entomologists and grab a magnifying glass to gaze at their favorite creatures.

Mortal Beasts & Deities
Magnificent stilt-dancing butterflies and magical puppets flit around Cherry Esplanade.
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Plant Challenge!
Can you touch a prickly cactus spike or hold real worm poop? Complete as many nature challenges as you can in the Discovery Garden!

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.

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.

A child in a witch costume looks at a book at a display table.

Costume Parade & Drum Circle

4:30–5:30 p.m.

Parade kicks off at the Planet Pumpkin Stage at 4:30

Smiling drummers in costumes march by a crowd of people.

Brazilian percussion corps Maracatu NY leads our celebrated costume parade and dynamite drum circle! March to the beat of bodacious bands, clap for BBG’s cosplay crew, be dazzled by daring cheerleaders, strut your stuff with silly stilt dancers, or just show off your costume for all to see!

See Video from Ghouls & Gourds 2017 ›

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 box office line. All events are held rain or shine. On festival days, there are no reciprocal admissions and members' guest passes are not valid.

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Upcoming Dates

Saturday, October 27, 2018
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