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Tour De Pumpkins

October 30, 2020 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm America/Vancouver Timezone
Florence Petersen Park


Due to the provincial rise in COVID-19 cases, we have had to introduce a strict reserved ticketing system for tonight’s Tour De Pumpkins. We had hoped that a flow through, distanced audience would be adequate, but conditions have forced us to deploy stricter measures. We apologize for this late change and inconvenience. COVID-19 continues to be challenging.

If you have a carved pumpkin, you are welcome to submit it for display and judging. Please submit between 5:00 and 6:15pm at the entrance to Florence Petersen Park on Main Street.

Tour De Pumpkins

October 30, 2020  6:00 to 8:00pm   FREE
Florence Petersen Park (entrance on Main St., behind Public Library)

Get in the Halloween spirit on October 30 at Tour De Pumpkins, a community collection of carved pumpkins, displayed on a self-guided walk through Florence Petersen Park. Share a night of community spirit and connection at this event designed with physical distance safety. Six maximum in a “bubble” group. Please wear a mask. Double-down with a costume.

Patrons with tickets will have their ticket scanned upon arrival via a smartphone. Attendance not mandatory for submitting your pumpkin to the contest. You can just drop it off at the site. Winners will be announced on Arts Whistler Facebook feed.

There’s two PRIZE categories for participating – Families/Friends AND Businesses/Organizations.

Prizes include gift cards, dinner certificates, Halloween treats and more.


FAMILY and FRIENDS join the “Creative Community Carve”

It’s just three easy steps to extra Halloween fun: Carve. Display. Collect.

  • Carve your pumpkin in time for October 30
  • Bring and display your pumpkin at Tour De Pumpkins
  • Collect your pumpkin at 8:00pm and display at home on Halloween (or leave with us for composting)

On October 30, simply check your pumpkin in for display by 6:15pm at the entry to Florence Petersen Park, just behind the library (look for the giant pumpkin). No need to pre-register.


BUSINESSES and ORGANIZATIONS – “Let’s give ‘em pumpkin to talk about”

It’s easy for you as well: Commit. Carve. Display. Collect. Rally your staff with a little competitive spirit to earn prizes and top pumpkin honours. Share the spirit of belonging with dozens of community businesses, organizations and not for profits and help fuel community spirit.

  • Commit: email us at cmatthews@artswhistler.com with your commitment to participate.
  • Carve: Carve as many pumpkins as you want, as big as you want
  • Display: Deliver pumpkins to Arts Whistler OR directly to Florence Petersen Park for display
  • Collect your pumpkin at 8:00pm for display on Halloween (or leave with us for composting)

You can drop your pumpkin off to Arts Whistler at the Maury Young Arts Centre on October 29, between 12pm and 6pm OR bring your pumpkin to Florence Petersen Park on October 30th by 5:00pm



Prizes awarded in both categories for the most artistic, impactful design. Pumpkins will be juried throughout the night with prizes announced at 7:30pm. Please keep all designs family-friendly.



Pumpkins are available free of charge from Arts Whistler on October 28, 2020 (from 2pm to 6pm) on a first-come, first-served basis. You are encouraged to reserve larger pumpkins for your designs. If you want a pumpkin from Arts Whistler, include it in a confirmation message to cmatthews@artswhistler.com.



Standard-sized pumpkins are available free of charge from Arts Whistler on October 28, 2020 (from 2pm to 6pm) on a first-come, first-served basis. Pumpkins are also available for sale at local grocery stores.


Share your spooktacular carvings with Nester’s ‘Cut It Out’ Contest, for another chance to win this Halloween.
Simply share your carved pumpkin photo on Facebook or Instagram using #nesterswhistler
Enter until 11:59pm on October 31. The winner will be announced the following week.

Thanks to Nesters Market & Pharmacy – Whistler for generously donating the pumpkins.


Presented by Arts Whistler and the Resort Municipality of Whistler