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Pumpkimania 2023: All You Need to Know

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Experience a fall wonderland at Pumpkimania for the entire family. Admire the colorful dino-sculptures crafted from East Flanders pumpkins. Plus, be sure to catch the special weekend events at Grand-Bigard Castle Park.

When: 08.09-05.11.2023

Pumpkimania Video

Here’s a short video to get an idea of what it’s like!

Pumpkin Dinosaurs

There are many pumpkins arranged with a dinosaur theme. You’ll see dinosaur figures crafted from pumpkins, like the T-Rex, Triceratops, and Diplodocus. It’s a cool expo with lots of activities for families on the weekend!

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Buy All Things Pumpkin

You can also buy pumpkins of course at Pumpkimania!

Check out the tent that offers everything pumpkin-related, from teas to jams.

Weekend Activities Line-up

Discover a range of activities happening every weekend!

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Be there on the weekend! On both Saturday and Sunday, there will be activities such as the Pumpkin-Boat-Regatta, Pumpkin-Weigh-Off, Pumpkin Carving, and Pumpkin Slaughtery.

  • Hubbard World Pumpkin Carving
    • Date: Fri-Sun, 8 to 10 September
  • Pumpkin Regatta “Singles”
    • Date: Sat/Sun, 16 and 17 September
  • “Brussels Open” Pumpkin Weigh-off
    • Date: Sat 23 September (contest) and Sun 24 September (expo)
  • Pumpkin Regatta “Teams”
    • Date: Sat/Sun, 30 Sept and 1 Oct
  • Giant Pumpkin Carving Festival
    • Date: Sat/Sun, 7 and 8 October
  • Biggest Belgium Pumpkin Soup (555 liter)
    • Date: Sat/Sun, 14 and 15 October
  • Pumpkin-Multiple-Competition
    • Date: Sat/Sun, 21 and 22 October
  • Halloween-Pumpkin-Carving-Event
    • Date: Sat/Sun, 28 and 29 October
  • Giant Pumpkin Slaughtery
    • Date: Sat/Sun, 4 and 5 November

Practical Stuff


  • Buy tickets here
  • Adults (15 years and older): 14 EUR
  • Children (4 years and up): 8 EUR
  • Season Pass (15 years and older): 25 EUR
  • Season Pass (4 years and up): 15 EUR


  • 8th September to 5th November 2023
  • Open from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Note: Closed on Mondays!


Grand-Bigard Castle Park (close to Brussels)
Address: Isidoor Van Beverenstraat 5, 1702 Groot-Bijgaarden



At Laerbeek there’s a great playground in the forest and a brasserie with a playground for toddlers.

Read more: Laerbeek

Check the map for more ideas and kid-friendly restaurants nearby!



The pumpkin festival at Potironnerie is a great way to welcome fall! Lots of pumpkins and a tractor ride for the kids!

Read more: Potironnerie

Brussels with Kids

Here are the best things to do in Brussels with kids, and where to stay – with practical tips from a local!

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Cristina O.

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