On October 5 and 6, the Iron Monkey (99 Greene St, Jersey City, NJ) is kicking off a month of autumn and Halloween events by transforming the rooftop bar into a pumpkin patch. All weekend there will be contests, giveaways, specialty cocktails and specials on seasonal craft beers.
Sponsored by Jameson, Absolut and Patron, more than 500 pumpkins from Ort Farms in Long Valley, NJ will be available on Saturday, October 5 from 12 PM to 4 PM. The event, which will feature pumpkin picking and painting, face painting, goodie bags, and other seasonal activities, is free and open to the public.
“It is my belief that everyone should have a pumpkin in time for Halloween,” said Iron Monkey owner Stephen McIntyre.
In addition to the pumpkin patch, Sunday October 6 will feature a pumpkin carving contest. Participants must submit a carved pumpkin between 11 AM and 1 PM. Participation is open to three age groups: 5 to 11 years, 12 to 17 years, and 18+ years. Registration is limited to 24 people per age group. You must email Joanna@ironmonkey.com to register.
The Pumpkin Patch Fest is the first event for a month of planned specials and giveaways, including a Halloween costume party and contest on Saturday October 26.