Sleep Under The Stars

Sleep Under The Stars 22

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.

Volunteer at Sleep Under the Stars

Event Schedule

12 - 7 p.m.

Camper check-in

1 - 8 p.m.

Food trucks

  • Dino's Ice Cream and Water Ice
  • Kona Ice Elkton Newark
  • Maddy's Kitchen
  • Madi LLC Carnival Food
  • Sargent Balan's BBQ
  • Soul Food Gigi’s & Big R
  • Blossoms SASSA Bienne

2 - 6 p.m.


  • Moon bounces
  • Newcomb ball - aka Nuke 'em!
  • Volleyball
  • Gaga ball
  • Football
  • Hula hoops
  • Parachute
  • Soccer
  • Ax Throwing (inflatable)
  • Fishing with DICK'S Sporting Goods
  • Board games
  • Scavenger hunt
  • Fall crafts 
  • Delaware Blue Coats Basketball
  • Make-your-own scarecrow (bring old clothes – toddler clothes are the best)
  • Barn tours

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 p.m.

Costume parade

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)
  • Flashlight hike

8 p.m.

Movie Under the Stars: Hocus Pocus

11 p.m.

Quiet time

12 a.m.

Fires out

(Activity schedule subject to change without notice.)

Movie Under the Stars

Hocu Pocus Movie Poster

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.


Event Rules

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

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October 15, 2022

Rain date October 22, 2022

Carousel Park & 
Equestrian Center
3700 Limestone Rd.
Wilmington, DE 19808

Gates open at 12 p.m.
Activities begin at 2 p.m.

Load out ends at 10 a.m.

$20 per car

Registration required
Space is limited



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