80+ Trunk Pumpkin Prowl in Downtown Ada is Friday: Show Up for Candy, Entertainment & Family Fun

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Pumpkin Prowl: Ada’s Signature Halloween Event!

Local Halloween events are in full swing this week, and that includes downtown Ada’s fantastic Pumpkin Prowl.

This Friday, October 27, 2023, little ghouls and goblins can visit Ada for their second annual family-friendly, candy-centric Pumpkin Prowl. The event runs from 5 – 8 PM.

Hosted by the Ada Business Association and Discover Ada, the Pumpkin Prowl is an updated version of the village’s former Trunk-or-Treat event merged with Halloween trick-or-treating in Ada Village.

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If last year’s success is any indication, this year’s prowl will be another major event that you won’t want to miss.

Event Attractions Include Trunk-or-Treat, Scavenger Hunt, Activities & More

There will be over 80 businesses handing out candy at storefronts on or near River St.

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The event will feature pumpkin treats, photo ops, fun activities, a family-friendly movie at the Legacy Park Pavilion, the local fire and sheriff departments, music, and more.

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Games at Pumpkin Prowl

Look forward to:

  • Trick-or-treating along River St and throughout Ada Village
  • Live DJ music
  • Pumpkin treats
  • A photo opportunity provided by Applied Innovation
  • A family-friendly movie in Legacy Park by Trumedia
  • Digital scavenger hunt for ages 11-19
  • Dance performance by HMD at 5:45 PM in Legacy Park
  • Local fire and sheriff departments
  • Haunted passages
  • Other new, spooky surprises
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Enjoy Ada’s Social District Open During Event

Ada’s Social District is open during the Pumpkin Prowl, too.

Pumpkin Prowl visitors ages 21+ – Stop by Gravel Bottom, Ada Garage Bar, Luna, or MudPenny not only for candy – but, a Social District beverage for the parents and walkable food options.

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Enjoy the Social District every Wednesday – Saturday

Regular Social District Hours:
Wednesday – Friday: 4 – 9:30 PM
Saturday: Noon – 9:30 PM

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Digital Scavenger Hunt

Perfect for ages 11-19.

Scan the QR code, follow the clues, and explore! Finish up by 7:30 PM, check in at the last stop, and grab your prize.

“Most Spirited Booth” Voting

The trunks go all out at Pumpkin Prowl – the booth decorations are next-level.

You can get in on the fun and vote for the Most Spirited Booth at Pumpkin Prowl. Once you spot the booth with the most flair, drop your ABA token in that booth’s container. Voting wraps up at 7:15 PM and the winner is crowned at 7:30.

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Good to Know

  • Refillable water station near the info tent courtesy of Gordon Water.
  • Additional parking available at Ada Vista School and Ada Christian Reformed Church.
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Food Options

  • Quick grab items at Ada Fresh Market.
  • Specials at Ada Garage Bar, Gravel Bottom Craft Brewery, and more.
  • Pretzel truck at River Street.
  • McDonald’s of Ada special offer with the purchase of a Happy Meal.
  • Photo Consent: Attendees grant event hosts permission for the use of their photos and videos for social media channels.

Pumpkin Prowl Map, Parking & Restrooms

This year, trunk-or-treat participants are located in three general areas:

  1. River Street (closed to traffic for the event).
  2. Historic Ada
  3. New Development

Many of the pumpkin prowl participants are located in the newer section of Ada located along River Street and Ada Drive.

Ada Pumpkin Prowl 2023 Map


Free parking is available – look for the black circles on the map above to see locations or set your GPS for the library or Community Church. It’s a short walk from these lots to the main event.


Public restrooms are available at Legacy Park (there’s also a playground and picnic tables here as well.)

Pumpkin Prowl Businesses 2023

Additional Activities in Stores

Yes, there will be many businesses and organizations handing out candy at storefronts and trunks along River St. and nearby.

While at the Pumpkin Prowl, visitors can also enjoy:

  • Croft Haus: Donuts, cider and pumpkins
  • Laurel & Jack: make-your-own s’mores, cider, donuts, and 20% off your purchase
  • Pursuit: Cookie pop-up
  • The Whitecaps mascot, Crash, will be at LMCU from 6-7 PM
  • Gravel Bottom: Face painting with August Emerson David Hagedorn and Tarot Card Readings with Tideline Energy Healing
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Legacy Park Playground & Restrooms

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Legacy Park, Ada

Public restrooms are available at Legacy Park (there are a playground and picnic tables here as well.)

Pumpkin Prowl movie

Also, find the family-friendly movie playing at the Legacy Park Amphitheater.

Legacy Park is the latest kids park and playground to hit Ada.

Pumpkin Prowl in Ada

Fri Oct 27th
5 – 8 pm


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