The Fall Sleep Under the Stars in New Castle County's premier fall family event. Families camp overnight in beautiful Carousel Park with fun fall activities provided by New Castle County. This camping event is for the experienced camper and novice alike. Campers enjoy bonfires, a movie under the stars, DJ, Monster Mash dance party, spooky tent decorating, tent-to-tent trick-or-treating, fall crafts, food trucks, and more. Don't forget your s'mores fix'ns! $20 per car. Space is limited. Children must be accompanied by an adult. All ages. Tents only.
Make-your-own scarecrow (bring old clothes – toddler clothes are the best)
2 - 8 p.m.
3 - 6 p.m.
Monster Mash Dance Party
Pony Rides in the Outdoor Arena ($5 donation to Carousel’s Therapeutic Riding Programs aka TROT)
3 – 9 p.m.
5 p.m. – 12 a.m.
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Tent-to-Tent Trick-or-Treating (bring lots of treats to share with your fellow ghouls, goblins, and spider mans)
Movie Under the Stars: Hocus Pocus
(Activity schedule subject to change without notice.)
Movie Under the Stars
Hocus Pocus PG, 96 minutes
After moving to Salem, Mass., teenager Max Dennison (Omri Katz) explores an abandoned house with his sister Dani (Thora Birch) and their new friend, Allison (Vinessa Shaw). After dismissing a story Allison tells as superstitious, Max accidentally frees a coven of evil witches (Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy) who used to live in the house. Now, with the help of a magical cat, the kids must steal the witches' book of spells to stop them from becoming immortal.
Our goal is to make Sleep Under the Stars a safe and fun event for everyone. To make this possible we ask that you follow these simple rules.
No personal campfires or charcoal grills: We will tend the campfires and keep them going. You are welcome to bring a propane camp stove and your cooler.
No alcohol or drugs: This is a family event. The use of alcohol and/or illicit drugs is prohibited in all New Castle County parks. Persons violating this rule will be referred to our Department of Public Safety.
No weapons: The possession of weapons and firearms is prohibited while on New Castle County park property. Persons violating this rule will be referred to our Department of Public Safety.
No pets: We know that pets are a part of the family, but no pets of any kind are permitted at this event. This is for the safety of your pet as well as that of your camping neighbors.
Be kind: The Golden Rule. Treat everyone the way you would like to be treated. We are anticipating a large number of people at this event, so we thank you in advance for your patience
October 15, 2022
Rain date October 22, 2022
Carousel Park & Equestrian Center 3700 Limestone Rd. Wilmington, DE 19808
SATURDAY Gates open at 12 p.m. Activities begin at 2 p.m.