Pumpkin Parade

carved pumpkin

Get ready for the 2018 Pumpkin Parade! The parade takes place on Tooting Common next to the cafe. Click here to see the cafe on Google Maps.

Please try to come by public transport. Tooting Bec Common can be reached by bus routes 249, 319 and 315. The nearest tube stations are Tooting Bec or Balham on the Northern Line. The park is approximately 1km walking distance from Tooting Bec tube station and 1.5km from Balham tube station. The nearest National Rail station is Streatham, which is approximately 2km walking distance.


3.30: register your pumpkins! Only £2 per pumpkin, or £5 for a whole family of any size.

3.30 onwards: facepainting

3.45 to 4.10: Alison Royce will be storytelling

4.15 to 4.55: judging of the fancy dress competition:

  • 4.15: under 5’s fancy dress
  • 4.25: 5-7 fancy dress
  • 4.35: 8-11 fancy dress
  • 4.45: 12+ fancy dress

4.55 to 5.05: judging of pumpkins:

  • 4.55: funniest
  • 5.00: most artistic
  • 5.05: scariest

5.10: Leonie Cooper AM will lead the parade of pumpkins