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Join Us for a Pumpkin Stroll Oct. 24

Pumpkin Stroll at UCHS Oct. 24

U. City Schools' Pumpkin Stroll

Saturday, Oct. 24 | 6 to 8 p.m.
University City High School Stadium
7401 Balson Ave, 63130

Pumpkin Carving - 2 to 5 p.m.
Carved Jack-O-Lantern Drop Off - 3 to 5 p.m. 

U. City students, staff and families: You are invited to a free, physically-distanced outdoor event featuring hundreds of glowing pumpkins carved by you! 

Starting at dusk (6 p.m.) on Saturday, Oct. 24, guests can stroll leisurely and at a safe distance around the UCHS stadium track to see the pumpkins a-glow. 

Drop off your carved Jack-O-Lanterns near the Balson entrance of the high school stadium from 3 to 5 p.m. the day of the event. (We'll provide LED candles.) Or visit our free pumpkin-carving stations from 2 to 5 p.m. on the playground at Jackson Park Elementary School. Volunteers will be on hand to help. 

Every U. City student can pick up a free pumpkin for the event during our Grab N Go drive-thrus on Tuesday, Oct. 20. The drive-thrus go from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Pershing Elementary, Barbara C. Jordan Elementary, Jackson Park Elementary, and Brittany Woods Middle School.

Pumpkins also will be available for pickup Wednesday, Oct 21 through Friday, Oct. 23 at the McNair Administration Building, 8136 Groby Road, University City, MO 63130.

Costumes are encouraged for the stroll. Please wear a face mask for safety and remember to practice physical distancing. Parking will be available at Jackson Park Elementary. 

Children must be supervised by an adult. Restrooms will not be accessible. Families are welcome to return at the end of the event to retrieve their pumpkins to take home.

Want to volunteer for the event? More info coming soon.

Questions? Contact the Communications and Community Outreach Department at or (314) 290-4001.

The event is presented by the District, University City Schools PTOs, Wyman, and The University City Education Foundation.