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Pumpkin Smash

Event information

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2022

Time: 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Fee: Free!

Age: All ages.

Contact: 708-946-2216

Location: Plum Creek Nature Center

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Event details

Don’t trash it, smash it! Come to Plum Creek Nature Center to crash, wreck and otherwise obliterate your Halloween pumpkin and do good for the earth. Drop in anytime between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. and choose from different smashing stations to determine how your pumpkin will meet its demise. Your jack-o’-lantern will then be composted by the Forest Preserve.

Composting your pumpkin keeps waste out of landfills, reduces greenhouse gas emissions and creates organic fertilizer for soils. Remove candles and all added decorations before coming to smash your pumpkin.

Event requirements

No registration required.

This program will take place outdoors on paved and accessible surfaces surrounding the nature center. Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service to participate in this program should mention their request when registering, or submit a request online no later than 48 hours before the program.