The Great Pumpkin Glow

The Great Pumpkin Glow is a new event in 2023! The streets in downtown Maplewood will be glowing with luminaries, pumpkins, and with businesses and street poles decked out for the season.

The event will kick off in CNB Bank park with our pumpkin carving contest and festive music, followed by merchant open houses, street sales, trick-or-treating, and more!

GENERAL INFORMATION

Thursday, October 26, 2023
5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

The event kicks off in CNB Bank park at 5:00 p.m. with pumpkin carving contest entries on display. The evening will include merchant open houses, trick-or treating, and seasonal festivities. A complete list of activites will be posted in early October.

Interested in registering your business to participate?

Participation is limited to Chamber Members and/or any business located in Maplewood or Richmond Heights with a valid business license.  If your business is not located in downtown Maplewood, then a location will be designated for you to set-up in. The early registration discounted rate is offered through Thursday, October 5.  The final deadline to register is Thursday, October 12th.

PARTICIPANTS/FULL EVENT OFFERINGS

Airedale Antics
7316 Manchester Rd.
Offering prizes for costumed pets, specials, and treats for humans too.

Boost Mobile
7222 Manchester Rd.
Offering candy for the kids.

Concordia Lutheran Church
7291 Sarah St
Offering candy for the kids.

Escape From St. Louis
7403 Manchester Rd.
Offering short escape mini-game, Halloween candy for trick or treaters, and 15% off future booking.

Forget Me Not Boutique
2718 Sutton Blvd
Offering 10% any purchase of $25 or more

Kakao Chocolate
7272 Manchester Rd.
Offering free samples and Kakao Cotton Candy.

La Cosecha Coffee Roasters
7360 Manchester Rd.
Offering seasonal drink specials including the Pumpkin Patch Latte. Receive a discount for purchasing travel cup or bring your own.

Maplewood Deli and Coffeehouse
7298 Manchester Rd.
Offering candy and dog treats, specials on hot chocolate, and serving food and drinks.

Maplewood Lions Club
CNB STL Park
Offering candy and trinkets.

Maplewood Richmond Heights School Heights
Manchester Ave.
Offering a carved pumpkin display and MRH swag.

Mystic Valley
7241 Manchester Rd.
Offering samples candy for kids, samples of hot chocolate, and readings will be available.

Raising Canes
Manchester Ave.
Offering fun activities and lemonade for all.

Schlafly Bottleworks
7260 Southwest Ave.
Offering candy and goodies for the kids, and Pumpkin Ale and Pumpkin beer specials.

Shock City School of Music
7401 Hazel Ave.
Offering candy and music for the kids.

STL Herbs and Aromatics
7290 Manchester Rd.
Offering treats and 10% off purchase.

Tale to Table
7310 Manchester Rd.
Offering treats for kids in costume and specials on wine, beer, and cider.

Tapped Social House
7278 Manchester Rd.
Offering candy for the kids and cups of pumpkin beer for the adults.

The Blue Duck
2661 Sutton Blvd.
Offering treats for the kids and happy hour specials.

The Book House
7352 Manchester Rd.
Offering spooky stories and surprises for all ages including crafts, candy, activities and prizes.

The Post Sports Bar & Grill
7372 Manchester Road
Offering discounts on Toasted Ravioli & Beer Buckets.

The Side Project Cellar
7373 Marietta Ave
Offering candy for kids and a Halloween themed cocktail for adults.

Traveling Tea
2707 Sutton Blvd.
Offering dairy-free hot chocolate, gluten-free allergen safe pumpkin cookies, and trinkets.

PUMPKIN CARVING CONTEST

DEADLINE TO REGISTER FOR PUMPKIN CARVING CONTEST IS OCTOBER 18th

Enter our pumpkin carving contest for a chance to win a first, second, or third place prize. All entries will be on display during the Great Pumpkin Glow on Thursday, October 26. It’s free to enter but pre-registration is required.

Guidelines for the contest include:
– Pumpkins must be pre-registered by October 18th in order to participate in the contest.
– Pumpkins must be completed and carved upon arrival. No carving takes place at the event.
– Pumpkins must be dropped off between 4:00-4:45 p.m. at CNB Bank Park on October 26. Pumpkins dropped off after 4:45 p.m. can be displayed but cannot win the contest.
– Pumpkins must be family friendly. Pumpkins submitted with controversial/offensive/political statements will be disqualified.
– Pumpkins should include a flameless candle for illumination. No lit candles please.
– Pumpkins should be picked up by 7:30  p.m. on October 26th. Pumpkins not picked up by 7:30.m. will be discarded
– A portion of the pumpkin must be carved. Pumpkins that have no carving will be disqualified.