September 19, 2015

The Great Pumpkin Fest 2015 Returns with More Fun Treats And an Awesome Giveaway For You!

Fun inside Mumpkin Patch at Carowinds Pumpkin Fest in 2013

UPDATE: Winners have been chosen. Thank you to all who entered.

Summer is almost over and and I'm starting to see lots of ORANGE, yes, orange - that infamous color of Fall which also signifies the appearance of that mighty, round orange vegetable: The Great Pumpkin that Linus totally believed in, and of course, the arrival of Halloween! Now there's no need to be like Linus to experience the fun and adventure of the Great Pumpkin. If you want it, you can have it all in one place. Where? Nowhere else but at Carowinds The Great Pumpkin Fest! And guess what? I'm going to give you access to experience it all - for free.

What's new in 2015
First, let's give you a sneak-peek  of some of the great fun you'll have at the Fest to get you totally excited.

Sleeping Giant - He's 12 feet tall and loves to sleep. If I were you I'll keep quiet around him and not make a peep or you know what will happen - or would you rather find out?

Last Laff - If you're not afraid of clowns, this is for you. Colorful clowns and their friends will entertain you with loads of fun at the kid-friendly circus.

Hay Bale Maze - Mazes are a great way to test your navigational prowess. Get in on the fun and get lost having fun with your little ones.

Petting Zoo - Did someone say Llama? Yes, Llama. Even I can't wait to pet one. Oh and Donkeys, sheep and goats too! It's a petting zoo you wouldn't want to miss.  I know, I wouldn't!

These are just a few of the fun you will have. There's more but you have to be there to find out! Or head on over to Carowinds Great Pumpkin Fest Event Page for more info.

My personal Favorite
The Mumpkin Patch. Why? Why not. My not-so-little-one gets to choose and decorate her own Pumpkin and get to bring it home! So, make sure to visit Mumpkin Patch and get your free pumpkin. Who knows, you might just find The Great Pumpkin out there!

Endless Weekend Fun
Great Pumpkin Fest are held on Saturdays and Sundays which started today, September 19 and will run through November 1, from 11 AM to 5 PM.  Children are also allowed to wear their costumes during the Great Pumpkin Fest daytime event.

Your Tickets on Us
Carowinds and Zensible Mama is giving (2) Two lucky readers the chance to win 5 tickets each. Enough to bring the whole family + 1 friend, perhaps. An awesome treat valued at $224.95 and that's no trick!

Here's how to win it:
Please complete mandatory entry requirements or your entry will be invalid. Open to US residents only, excluding Hawaii (sorry)  and who are willing to travel to Charlotte to partake in the fun.

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Contest rules: By entering this giveaway, you release Zensible Mama from any liability in case of lost, damaged in transit, unreceived sponsored prizes. Allow 2-3 weeks delivery of your prize.

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Disclaimer: I'm a long-time Carowinds season passholder and currently an official Caro-blogger for Carowinds. This post and the giveaway is part of the program but all opinions are mine, unless otherwise stated.


  1. I look forward to riding the Fury 325!

  2. I think the hay bale maze sounds fun, but I am dying to ride Fury. I haven't been to Carowinds in years!

  3. My son loves animals so he would definitely love the petting zoo.

  4. I wish I could say the Fury but I get motion sickness in my old age. Lol So I'll stick with the hay ride!

  5. My kids loved all the kids rides the last time we went. They keep asking when we can go again.

  6. The maze and seeing my kids on roller coasters

  7. EEK the clowns ! Could be fun or freaky but either way - awesome!

  8. Would love to do the maze!

  9. My kids loved seeing the characters and we all loved the funnel cake!

  10. Hoping to get a chance to ride the Fury!

  11. The carousel is a time old favorite, and the kids love it too!!

  12. The new roller coaster! Maybe I can convince my kids to join me.

  13. We are so excited to attend this event this year! We love Carowinds and Scarowinds even more.

  14. I've never been to Carowinds and the whole kid section sounds like a blast for my little ones!

  15. My daughter would love the petting zoo.

  16. I'm looking forward to the mazes! super fun!

  17. I would like the hay bale maze. I love going through mazes.

  18. I want to ride the Intimidator!


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