It's that time of year again, when pumpkins take center stage. The Parks Department is taking the big orange gourds seriously with Camp Sunshine's First Annual Pumpkin Festival on Saturday. There will be a pumpkin patch, farmer's market, puppets, and entertainment like the Big Apple Circus and Chris Barron. All proceeds will go towards Camp Sunshine, a retreat for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families

The centerpiece of the festival will be the attempt to break the world record for the most simultaneously lit jack-o’-lanterns set by Boston in 2006. Come on, New Yorkers, you can do it! Channel your Beantown hate in a fun, seasonal way!

The activities are from noon till 8PM, with the pumpkins lit around 4PM. There's more information here.