2023 Halloween Pumpkin Plunge is October 14 in Carlsbad

Real Estate Agent with eXp Realty of California, Inc. CA DRE #01490977

2023 Halloween Pumpkin Plunge

~ Alga Norte Aquatic Center in Carlsbad ~


Fall is almost here, and stores are filled with Halloween decorations. The local pumpkin patches are opening soon, and it’s only 3 weeks to the 2023 Pumpkin Plunge in Carlsbad.


This popular annual floating pumpkin patch is held at the Alga Norte Aquatics Center in South Carlsbad (La Costa area), at 6565 Alicante Road (at the corner of Poinsettia Lane), on Saturday October 14th from 5:00 to 8:00 pm. (photo below)


Carlsbad kids get to lasso their favorite pumpkin from the floating pumpkin patch with a hula hoop to take them home for carving, decorating and Halloween festivities.


Alga Norte Aquatics Center in Carlsbad


Be sure to bring a bathing suit so you can enjoy all the fun in the pool!


The fun out of the pool will include several Halloween-themed lawn activities. There will also be a Bounce House and plenty of opportunities for photos! The Splash Pad will be available for younger kids.


Food and beverages will be available for purchase throughout the evening. Please remember that food and beverages cannot be brought in from outside the facility.


The cost is $10 per person; children aged 3 and under are free but they must be registered at check-out.


To save time, pick up wristbands before the event, available at the Alga Norte Aquatics Center during normal business hours only, beginning 1 week before the event, until October 14th.


You can Register, beginning 3 weeks before the event. The event is limited to 500, and is expected to sell out, so don’t delay! Tickets will be sold at the Plunge if not sold out.


CARLSBAD Pumpkin Plunge

5 – 8 pm

Alga Norte Aquatics Center

6565 Alicante Road

Carlsbad, CA  92009

(442) 339-2519 for more information

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Comments (15)

Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Sounds like a lot of fun, it is certainly different.   Fun and games for Halloween

Sep 21, 2023 05:51 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Jeff- I don't think I've heard of a pumpkin plunge but this sounds like a lot of fun!!! I know the kids will have a ball. 

Sep 21, 2023 07:21 PM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Hello Jeff Dowler, CRS the annual 2023 Halloween Pumpkin Plunge in Carlsbad is a great fun event to attend.

Sep 21, 2023 08:08 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

It's a popular event Ed (Edward) Silva, 203-206-0754 and everyone seems to enjoy it based on the photos I have seen.


Sep 21, 2023 08:14 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

If our grandkids were local I know they would enjoy going, Kathy Streib . How could a kid NOT enjoy this?!


Sep 21, 2023 08:15 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

John Pusa 

It's very popular and I believe it sells out each year. Lots of fun for all as the Halloween season ramps up.


Sep 21, 2023 08:16 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

jeff hard to believe that the pumpkin patches are about to open up soon... all I can say is it has been three days since I did not use the A/C and was still able to bake dinner:)Endre

Sep 21, 2023 09:48 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Jeff, this sure sounds like a very fun event, not only to participate, but to watch!

Sep 22, 2023 12:54 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

This sounds like a very fun event and reminds me that I need to reach out to Sharon Tara for my Halloween costume this year!

Sep 22, 2023 04:53 AM
Sharon Tara

Brian England  Any idea what you would like to be this year???

Sep 22, 2023 07:59 AM
Brian England

Hmm, Sharon Tara maybe the Angel Gabriel?  Or whatever is popular right now, haha.  I am not very good at picking out costumes.

Sep 22, 2023 09:18 AM
Sharon Tara

Brian England Angel Gabriel is a unique one. 

"whatever is popular right now"  would be Ken from the Barbie movie. LOL

I didn't find much to work with for Gabriel. As much as I would love to make you Ken...I think I have found something that you would prefer.

Stay tuned!

Sep 28, 2023 07:49 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Jeff. My grandson is not quite old enough to participate in this type of event but he would be all in as soon as he is big enough to participate. Enjoy your day.

Sep 22, 2023 05:29 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS

Wayne Martin 

I bet there are plenty of local kids who are not quite there yet as far as age.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!


Sep 22, 2023 09:36 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Jeff. Sounds like a lot of fun for kids... I'm always amazed by the creative ideas people come up with for Halloween events.

Sep 22, 2023 05:51 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS

Thank you Nina Hollander, Broker 

Halloween has gotten to be a big deal in terms of events and decorating. There's been Halloween stuff in some stores for weeks now!


Sep 22, 2023 09:38 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Jeff, 

I think your area is the only one I have heard of with a floating pumpkin patch.  What a great idea.  

Sep 22, 2023 03:03 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Sheri Sperry - MCNE® 

It was news to me when I first heard about it. We've never gone but it would be fun to see - the photos are kinda cool.

I did a search on Google and there are actually quite a number of floating pumpkin patches in California!


Sep 22, 2023 03:11 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Jeff we have a Polar Bear Plunge in January, but I have not heard of a Halloween Pumpkin Plunge.

Sep 22, 2023 03:18 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi George Souto 

Well if I had to choose I would absolutely go for the pumpkin plunge!


Sep 22, 2023 03:23 PM