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Join us for our annual Pumpkinfest event on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 October for a fabulous autumn adventure.

Pick, scoop and carve a pumpkin, enter a scarecrow into the scarecrow competition and solve the clues on the trail.

Select one of over 2,000 pumpkins and draw your own spooky face or design a totally different artistic creation.

Create your own scarecrow at home and bring it along to add to the Scarecrow competition. We will be taking into consideration inventiveness, best dressed and overall scarecrow-iness.

Discover some tall tales and modern fairytales in the mansion house as the team celebrates the wonderful world of Roald Dahl.

Enjoy live music out on the Front Lawn from Lawrence T and the Wolfmen and Rhythm and Fury. Weather permitting, you'll even be able to enjoy a fairytale-style carriage ride around the estate.

At the Stableyard, visit the Coach House Tea-room for a variety of tasty lunches and snacks, browse the Second-hand Bookshop to pick up a bargain and visit the Gift Shop to pick up a few gifts for friends, family or yourself. We'll have plenty of tasty food treats from local caterers too as well as our own BBQ serving up delicious Castle Ward Dexter beef burgers.

Down at the Farmyard, the Slaughterhouse Shop will be open for all your GoT gifts!

Opening times

11:00 - 16:00

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Normal admission applies, National Trust members free


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  • Euro Accepted

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  • Credit/Debit Cards Accepted
  • Euro Accepted
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Event / Taste the Island


Castle Ward
County Down
BT30 7BA
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T: (028) 4488 1204
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