These are some of the images I captured during today's PUMPKIN FESTIVAL in CENTRAL PARK. The New York City Parks & Recreation and Camp Sunshine sponsored the festival. Proceeds from this annual event will be donated to CAMP SUNSHINE, a national retreat for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. This year's Pumpkin Festival featured activities for all ages, including:
Scarecrow Design Competition - Bethesda Fountain
Spooktacular Haunted House - Bethesda Terrace Arcade
Jack O' Lantern Tower - Bandshell
Pumpkin Patch - Cherry Hill
Live music and other entertainment - Bandshell
Entertainers included the Big Apple Circus, Laughing Pizza, Derek James, Evan Michaels, and a fire eater!
Hayrides - 72nd Street Transverse