Halloween Spooktacular

10/22/2022 | Pomme de Terre State Park | Pittsburg, MO

Pomme de Terre will host a Halloween Spooktacular event at the Hermitage Campground on Saturday, Oct. 22

Schedule of Activities:

11 a.m. – Halloween Safety
Meet our park ranger at the Hermitage amphitheater for a presentation on Halloween safety tips. 

11:30 a.m. – Lunch
Concessions will have food available for purchase. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and visit with our staff and one another!

1 p.m. – Pumpkin Carving Contest
Bring your pre-carved jack-o’-lanterns to the amphitheater for judging. Impress our campground hosts with your talent and let them be the judge! Prizes will be awarded for the scariest, most original, and best “thinking-out-of-the box” jack-o’-lanterns. 

2 p.m. – Creepy Crawlies with Mr. Crompton
Our naturalist will delight guests with his presentation on things that creep and crawl through nature. 

2:30 p.m. – Pumpkin Chunkin’ Cornhole Game
Test your skills at our version of pumpkin chunkin' by joining our staff for a good old-fashioned game of cornhole.

4 p.m. – Costume Contest at the Amphitheater
Meet our campground hosts at the amphitheater in your Halloween costume. The hosts will award prizes for best dressed, most original, and scariest costume in three age groups: ages 0-6, 7-14, and 15 and up.

4:30-6 p.m. – Trick-or-Treating through the Campground
Campground guests and visitors are invited to participate in a self-guided trick-or-treating event in the Hermitage Campground. Campers are encouraged to provide candy for trick-or-treaters. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

7 p.m. – Campsite Decorating Contest
Our staff will announce the winners of the campsite decorating contest. Prizes will be awarded for the best campsite, scariest campsite and most original campsite. 

7:30 p.m. – Movie, Popcorn and Hot Chocolate
Enjoy a movie, popcorn and hot chocolate in the campground. We will be watching the 2021 animated film "The Addams Family 2." This movie is just over 90 minutes long and is rated PG.


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Pomme de Terre State Park is located at:

23451 Park Entrance Road, Pittsburg, MO | 417-852-4291

Associated activities

  • Camping
  • Interpretive Programs