Monster Pumpkins Festival 2023 – Costume Caper 5K!

The Pittsburgh Monster Pumpkin Festival returns to The Stacks at 3 Crossings Campus in The Strip District, October 21st & 22nd!

The city’s most spellbinding spectacle of colorfully colossal cucurbits and signature “family fall festival” happens at the city’s newest pumpkin patch place between 28th and 29th streets!

The event features a variety of attractions like pumpkin carving & graffiti art, horse-drawn carriage rides, a pumpkin pie eating contest, glass blowing, and the famous pumpkin drop! Visit for all the info!

Kicking off the event on Saturday, October 21st will be the LECOM Costume Caper 5k Family Fun Run/Walk!

Young and old…avid racers or exercise trotters, or just plain scenic strollers…and where all participants are encouraged to disguise themselves in their favorite Halloween-themed getups! Why? Because fantastic giveaways await early registrants and costume wearers: scariest, funniest and most original . Shy about donning a costume? We understand… everyone’s a winner really, so take comfort knowing each participant receives medals and some cool race bling regardless. Kristen will be on-site kicking off and leading the event! Everyone who runs will have the chance to turn in their race bib for a chance to win some great prizes… You could win gift cards, concert tickets, and more!

Visit for more info and to register! Register before September 2nd & receive an early bird special registration deal!

Not running in the 5K but still want to enter the contest? Enter below for your chance!