UNION CITY, Tenn. – Pumpkins, pumpkins everywhere! The 2018 version of McDonald’s Pumpkin Village is now open at Discovery Park of America in Union City.
This year McDonald’s Pumpkin Village is located in the Settlement with hundreds of pumpkins, gourds and hay structures displayed throughout the settlement. McDonald’s Pumpkin Village is designed and created by the Discovery Park of America grounds crew. A new addition this year is a giant hay bale maze designed as a children’s play area.
Pumpkin Village kicks off a month that is full of activities and fun things to do at Discovery Park. Many area schools are having Fall Break, so the park is running a fall break special. All students can enjoy $2 off general admission Tuesday through Friday in the month of October. There’s a featured exhibit open at the park called “Thomas and Friends Ride the Rails,” featuring a giant Thomas and friend’s railway that inspires hours of free play for children ages 2-7. “TOYS: 100 Years of Fun” is a special exhibit that evokes nostalgia for kids of all ages. It is included in the $5 featured exhibit price.
Discovery Park of America hosts “Beer, Blues and Brats” 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6 with more than 50 craft beers available to taste as well as a special area featuring home brews by the West Tennessee Home Brewers Association. General admission tickets are $10. There will also be delicious brats, all beef hot dogs, barbecue and ribs available for purchase. The Ghost Town Blues Band from Memphis will provide entertainment.
A Family Education Series class “Vampires” takes place Oct .13 and “Pumpkin Painting in the Settlement” takes place 1-4 p.m. Oct. 14. This activity comes complete with pumpkins and all supplies and it is free with park admission. Children can take their pumpkin home with them. Finally, children ages 12 and under who come out in costume to compete in the Halloween Costume Contest will enjoy free admission Oct. 29.
For more information, visit www.discoveryparkofamerica.com.
Discovery Park of America is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. It is a unique blend of history, science, technology and fun.
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