Fall Sleep Under The Stars at Carousel Park

Bring your tent and join us for the biggest family camping event in New Castle County is back with spooktacular Halloween fun for the whole family. All ages. FREE

  • Overnight Tent Camping
  • Tent-to-Tent Trick-or-Treating
  • Play Games in the Mobile Cloud Video Game Truck
  • Monster Bash Halloween Dance Party
  • Costume and Dance Contests
  • Tent Decorating Contest
  • Fun Family Movie - Captain Underpants
  • Pumpkin Decorating
  • Bonfires
  • Hayrides
  • Scarecrow Making (you provide the clothes, we provide the straw)
  • NCCPD Mounted Patrol and K9 Unit Demonstrations
  • Boo Barn at the Kids Corral
  • Games and more!

Tents are not provided.

Event Schedule*

10 a.m.-7 p.m. Camper Check In

12-6 p.m.: Outdoor Games (freestyle)

12-6 p.m.: Moon Bounces 

12-4:00 p.m.: Dance Instruction with HDC

1-8 p.m.: Food Trucks 

1 p.m.: K-9 Demonstration

2 p.m.: Mounted Demonstration

2-5 p.m.: Hayrides with drops at the Kids Corral

5-9 p.m.: Moonlight loop hayrides

2-8 p.m.: Photo Booth, DJ/Music Entertainment, By Mr. Joyner Entertainment

2-5 p.m.: Bubble Soccer 

2-6 p.m.: Board Games, Crafts- Pumpkin Decorating, Scarecrow making, Imagination Playground & Bubble Art with Delaware Children’s Museum, Hula Hoops with Lois

2:30 p.m.: Hula Hoop Instruction 

3:00-6:00 p.m.: Monster Mash Dance Party, Calling all the Monsters Dance Contest

4:00-6:00 p.m.: Grandpop Bubbles- Bubble Festival

5– 11p.m.: Bonfires

5 - 9p.m.: Mobile Cloud Game Truck, Giant Games

6 p.m.: Costume Contest & Tent Decorating Contest

6:15 p.m.: County Executive Matthew Myer Remarks, Costume Contest Winner Announcements 

6:30-7:30 p.m. Tent to Tent Trick or Treating

8 – 10 p.m. Movie Under the Stars 

11 p.m.: Quiet Time

*Subject to change

Rules

Our goal is to make Sleep Under the Stars a safe and fun event for everyone. To make this possible we ask that you follow these simple rules.

No personal campfires, charcoal grills, generators, or heaters.

We will tend the campfires and keep them going. you are welcome to bring a small propane grill, your cooler, and you may roast marshmallows and hot dogs at the campfire.

For your safety, generators and heaters are not permitted. 

No pets

We know you love your pets and that they are part of the family, but this is just not the appropriate event for them. To keep them safe, and for the safety of your fellow campers, please leave them at home. 

No alcohol or drugs

This is a family event, and the use of alcohol and drugs is prohibited in all New Castle County parks. Persons violating this rule will be handled by our Department of Public Safety.

No Weapons

The possession of weapons and firearms are prohibited in New Castle County parks.

Be Kind

The Golden Rule. Treat everyone the way you would like to be treated.
  • We will tend the campfires and keep them going. you are welcome to bring a small gas grill, your cooler, and you may roast marshmallows and hot dogs at the campfire. 

  • No pets

    We know you love your pets and that they are part of the family, but this is just not the appropriate event for them. To keep them safe, and for the safety of your fellow campers, please leave them at home. Please see our Special Events Pet Policy on our website.

  • No alcohol or drugs

    This is a family event, and the use of alcohol and drugs is prohibited in all New Castle County parks. Persons violating this rule will be handled by our Department of Public Safety. 

  • No Weapons

    The possession of weapons and firearms are prohibited in New Castle County parks.

  • Be Kind

    The Golden Rule. Treat everyone the way you would like to be treated.
  • No personal campfires, or charcoal grills.

    We will tend the campfires and keep them going. you are welcome to bring a small gas grill, your cooler, and you may roast marshmallows and hot dogs at the campfire. 

  • No pets

    We know you love your pets and that they are part of the family, but this is just not the appropriate event for them. To keep them safe, and for the safety of your fellow campers, please leave them at home. Please see our Special Events Pet Policy on our website.

  • No alcohol or drugs

    This is a family event, and the use of alcohol and drugs is prohibited in all New Castle County parks. Persons violating this rule will be handled by our Department of Public Safety. 

  • No Weapons

    The possession of weapons and firearms are prohibited in New Castle County parks.

  • Be Kind

    The Golden Rule. Treat everyone the way you would like to be treated.
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    October 21



    Admission: FREE



    Carousel Park & Equestrian Center


    3700 Limestone Rd.
    Wilmington, DE 19808
    (302) 395-5652


    Volunteers Needed!
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    Special Event Pet Policy

    We kindly ask you to please keep your pets at home when coming to one of our special events unless the event is specifically designated as "pet friendly". This policy is for the safety of your pets and for the safety of event patrons. People who bring pets to events not specifically designates as a "pet friendly" will be asked to remove their pet from the event grounds. Service animals are exempt from this policy. For more information please call 302-395-5600.

    Carousel Park is now a Non-Smoking Park

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    Out of concern for fire prevention, county officials have made Carousel Park & Equestrian Center in Pike Creek a no-smoking county campus.

    The decision was made out of concern for personnel, animals and buildings at the site, where grass is especially dry and highly combustible materials are in and around the barns.

    The policy was put into immediate effect as a safety precaution.

    Smoking now is prohibited throughout the site.