Fall Frolic




Fall Frolic is the Glen Echo Park Partnership's annual Halloween-themed family event. It's open to the public, and visitors of all ages are invited to the Park to explore the arts through hands-on crafts, Halloween activities, trick-or-treating and visiting open studios. It’s a safe and fun Halloween event with something for everyone!


Our Halloween festivities take place from 1 pm to 4 pm.


Download our Schedule of Events - Check back for updates!


Pick a pumpkin from the Pumpkin Patch and decorate it at one of our craft tables. ($2/pumpkin)  We'll have face painting and other free craft activities and trick-or-treating!


Adults will enjoy strolling through the Park’s open studios and galleries, including Glen Echo Pottery, the Art Glass Center, Photoworks, Yellow Barn Studio & Gallery, SilverWorks, and more.


The Halloween celebration will conclude with a costume parade through the Park at 3:30 p.m. (weather-permitting)


Activities Schedule:

  • Pumpkin Decorating, 1 to 4 pm, Spanish Ballroom, $2
  • Decorate Trick or Treat bags, 1 to 4 pm, Spanish Ballroom, FREE  
  • Face painting, 1 to 3:30 pm, Spanish Ballroom Lobby, FREE
  • Halloween crafts, 1 to 4 pm, Spanish Ballroom, FREE 
  • Trick-or-Treating at studios, galleries, and theaters, 1 to 3:30 pm, FREE  
  • Costume Contest, Spanish Ballroom, 3:15pm (Contestants meet in front of the stage)
  • Costume Parade through the Park (weather permitting), 3:30 pm, FREE
  • Cast a vote for your favorite Glen Echo Park Studio carved pumpkin in the 2nd Annual Peoples' Pumpkin Contest! 
  • (Voting In the Spanish Ballroom)


Pumpkin Carving Contestant           Trick-Or-Treating Station  


Last Year's Winners


The People's Choice Award

 Cinderella's Coach by Little Echoes (Family Studio in the Candy Corner)


The Judge's Top 2 Picks for Fall Frolic Best Park Studio Awards:


   Jordan Bruns Studio                                    Glassworks Studio  






It's lots of fun to participate in Fall Frolic, and volunteering provides a great opportunity for students to earn SSL hours! We need volunteers ages 13 and older to help supervise and direct activities. Volunteer activities include:


* Helping with set up and clean up

* Face painting

* Supervising Halloween activities and crafts

* Helping with Parking (must be 18 years old)


Volunteer shifts are available from 11 am to 6 pm. Volunteers are asked to sign up for at least one two-hour shift. Refreshments will be provided. Please email kcuthbert@glenechopark.org with preferred volunteer tasks and times.