Sleep Under The Stars: Pike Creek

Sleep Under the Stars 2023

The Fall Sleep Under the Stars is 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! Camping is NOT required - come enjoy the same activities all day, but leave after the movie. $25 per car. Space is limited. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No pets or dogs (other than service dogs) are permitted at this event. Tents only camping. All ages.

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OCTOBER 28 Event ScheduLE

12-7pm        Camper Check In

1-8pm          Food Trucks

2-6pm          Moon Bounces, Outdoor Games, Nuke ‘EM, Volleyball, Gaga Ball, Football, 

                     Hula Hoops, Parachute, Board Games, Jenga, Connect Four, Fall Crafts        

                    (Spooky Spiderwebs, Paper Plate   Black Cat), Scarecrow Making, 

                     Barn Tours, Crafts with Center  for Creative Arts, Halloween 

                     Giveaways & Coloring Pages from Children's Dental Health

2-7pm            Mechanical Bull   

2-8pm           DJ 

3-6pm          Pony Rides (Outdoor Arena, $5 cash donation to TROT)

3-6pm          Monster Mash Dance and Games Party

3-9pm          Hayrides 

5pm-12am    Bonfires

6pm             Costume Parade (Meet at Main Stage)

6:30-7:30pm     Tent to Tent Trick-or-Treating

7:30-8pm    Flashlight Hike (Meet at Main Stage)

8pm            Movie: Hocus Pocus 2 / Anyone not staying overnight must exit afterwards


11pm          Quiet Time

12am          Fires Out 

10am Sunday LOAD OUT ENDS

* All events and activities subject to change


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


ICE CREAM: Dino's Ice Cream Truck, Marvelicious Water Ice, Kona Ice

SNACKS & DESSERTS: Candy Connections, Savor the Moments

FOOD TRUCKS: Top 5 BBQ, Madi LLC (carnival food), Maddy's Kitchen, Polish Connection, Blossoms Sassa Bienne, Mitch's Mo Better Chicken, Fletcher's Kitchen, Flavor Dish DE
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October 28, 2023

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.

$25 per car

Registration required
Space is limited

No pets or dogs (other than service dogs) are permitted at this event.