Way Back When ... 1965
Published 12:00 am, Sunday, October 30, 2016
2016 marked the 51st Tokeneke Pumpkin Carnival held in Darien. The carnival first got its start in 1965 at Tokeneke School and has been a fall favorite ever since.
The carnival was first given the name the Big Pumpkin, but that was soon changed to what it is today. For over 50 years, the Tokeneke Pumpkin Carnival at Tokeneke School in Darien has been a fall-favorite activity for Fairfield County families, offering something spooky and fun for children both big and small. The 2016 Tokeneke Pumpkin Carnival celebrated traditions like old-fashioned fair games and new experiences, including all-new rides and food options.
Every October for the past five decades, the Pumpkin Carnival has transformed the Tokeneke Elementary School, located on Old Farm Road in Darien, into a Halloween-themed haunted house and amusement park with delicious food, numerous games plus a wide variety of mechanical rides.
Funds raised help support the school and theose in need.