Wondering what to do with all the carved pumpkins on your front lawn? Or are you wanting to release some mid-fall stress?

There are several fun events upcoming in Victoria where you can bring your pumpkins and see them get smashed to bits! Here they are:

1. Pumpkin Drop at Metchosin Fire Hall

Bring your pumpkins and donations to the fire hall in Metchosin on November 2 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and you will have the opportunity to bring the pumpkins up to 3 storeys high (or less if you’re feeling nervous about heights) and watch them drop to their tragic ends. All the remains from the pumpkin will be composted by local farms so if you’re looking to give back to the environment, then this event is perfect for you.

  • When: November 2nd from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Where: Fire hall in Metchosin (4440 Happy Valley Rd, Victoria, BC)

2. Cystic Fibrosis Pumpkin Smash Event at Heritage Acres

This pumpkin-smashing event is taking place on November 3rd from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and the whole event is supporting Cystic Fibrosis. This fun event will include two slingshots, a teeter-totter launch, hammer pumpkin smash, pie-eating, pie-making contests and fun cut-outs for any pictures you want to take!

  • When: November 3rd from 10 a.m to 3 p.m.
  • Where: Heritage Acres (7321 Lochside Dr, Saanichton, BC)

3. Pumpkin Smash at Millstream Village hosted by Langford Fire House

Come to the Millstream Village event hosted by Langford Fire House on November 4th from 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. to have your pumpkins smashed! All proceeds will go to benefit the organizations Muscular Dystrophy Canada and BC Professional Firefighters Burn Fund. BBQ lunch will be available at 11:00 a.m. and face painting will be offered at the event! Also bring your recyclable cans and bottles because the West Shore Warriors will be holding a bottle drive at the event.

  • When: November 4th from 10 a.m to 2 p.m.
  • Where: Millstream Village (2401 Millstream Rd, Victoria, BC)

4. Pumpkin Smash event in View Royal

Bring your pumpkins to the Public Safety Building in View Royal on November 4th between 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and climb up the tower to throw them down at targets! If you hit a target, you will be entered in a fun prize draw! A $2 donation is suggested for pumpkins–all the proceeds will go to the Fire Hall’s Movember campaign.

  • When: November 4th from 10 a.m to 2 p.m.
  • Where: Public Safety Building (333 Island Highway, View Royal)

So now that you know, make sure to bring over your pumpkins to these fun events–it’ll be a smashing good time!