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Calamus Pumpkin Carvers Event

October 23 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 pm

Come on over to Calamus SRA for some pumpkin fun! The event will include pumpkin carving, games & prizes, downhill pumpkin rolling derby, campsite decorating, haunted houses, trick-or-treating and lighted pumpkin displays.

Due to COVID-19, there will no longer be a potluck lunch, and the campground area will be closed to vehicle traffic.


9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. — Pumpkin Carving, Center Circle Playground Area. (Remember to cut the hole in the bottom of your pumpkin to be able to sit over light)

1 p.m. – 3 p.m.: Kids games & prizes, downhill pumpkin rolling derby. West side of showerhouse area

3 p.m. — Pumpkin launching from boat dock area (mini pumpkins and gourds provided)

4 p.m. — Pumpkins gathered & put on display in centrally located area (lights provided, campground closed to vehicle traffic due to COVID-19)

5 p.m. – 10 p.m. — Amazing Pumpkin Display, decorated campsite, haunted houses, trick-or-treating

A valid park entry permit is required.

2021 Calamus Pumpkin Carving Festival Flyer


October 23
9:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Calamus State Recreation Area
42285 York Point Rd
Burwell, NE 68823
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(308) 346-5666
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