The MSD Campus will transform into a spooktacular place on Sunday, October 21 from 11am to 2pm for this year's Fall Harvest Festival and Halloween Carnival! You will want to bring your friends, family, and neighbors to this fun, all-family cornerstone event open to all friends of the MSD community. Halloween costumes are welcomed encouraged for everyone!

The festival is for all ages and entrance to the festival is just $10 per child ($15 after October 15) and adults are free! With your $10 entrance fee, you will enjoy fun arts and crafts, temporary tattoos, pinatas (TWO for each age group), two performances by Magic Rob, dancing and Karaoke with our DJ, a photo booth, and so much more!


We sell a $20 wristband which will give the kids unlimited access to the following games and food (f you don't purchase the wristband, each of these games/food is just one ticket each). Just a reminder that you do still need to purchase an admission for your child(ren) in addition to the wristband.

  • Pumpkin Bean Bag Toss
  • Duck Pond
  • Baseball Throw
  • Whiffle Ball Toilet Toss
  • Plinko
  • Ring Toss
  • Bowling Game
  • Make a Putt
  • Lemonade Stand
  • Popcorn
  • Mini-Train

The following are the premium games that take tickets.

  • Wheel of Fortune (2 tickets) - So many awesome prizes will be on the wheel, from gift cards to Beanie Boos, giant stuffed animals and more!
  • Guess the Pumpkin Weight (1 Ticket) - Win the giant pumpkin!
  • Cake Walk (2 tickets) - Who remembers Cake Walks from carnivals long ago? We will have rounds of Cake Walks throughout the day. Our Head of School, Julie Bragdon will be our Cake Walk coordinator this year!

Tickets are needed to indulge in the games above, and also to purchase our delicious food and sweet treats that we will have for sale. We will have beautiful pumpkins that you can pre-purchase for $10 each (a limited number of pumpkins will be available for purchase the day of the event).

Click HERE to purchase your Admission, Tickets, Wristbands, and Pumpkins!


The Fall Harvest needs you to volunteer for the festival, and/or donate food and prizes! We are really lacking in volunteers for the second shift of the Fall Harvest, so please consider splitting a shift with another parent or your spouse. We do have some donation opportunities as well, so please take a look and see if you can help us out.

Click HERE to view the remaining volunteer opportunities

Click HERE to view the remaining food and prize donations


Help us underwrite the cost of the festival by being a family sponsor! The funds raised from the Fall Harvest support MSD's event fundraising (different than the Good Works Annual Fund) and go to professional development, technology, financial aid and wherever it's needed most.

Here are the two sponsor levels and their benefits:

Platinum Pumpkin Level - $250

Free Child admission for your student(s) to the Festival
One Pumpkin
Sponsor Sign with a picture of your family or kids
Five Work Bond Credits or tax deduction of $195

Silver Skeleton Level - $100

Sponsor Sign with a picture of your family or kids
One Work Bond Credit or tax deduction of $75

If you are interested in being a family sponsor, please contact Carole Baran, Director of Parent Programs and Events, cbaran@msd-co.org.

Thank you to our Business Sponsors (as of Wednesday, September 26):

Ace Hardware (our wonderful neighbors from across the street!), for sponsoring the grill, hot dogs, and burgers.

Thank you so much and if you have any questions, please contact Carole or any one of us!

Your Fall Harvest Chairs,

Katie Amadeo, Kpamadeo@mac.com
Candice Esch, Crudasill@gmail.com
Alison Smookler, alsmookler@me.com

Montessori School of Denver
1460 South Holly Street
Denver, CO 80222
Phone 303-756-9441

Accredited by the Association of Colorado
Independent Schools and the
American Montessori Society*

*Accredited with non-traditional Montessori age groupings