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Leesburg Animal Park’s Pumpkinville Goes Jurassic, Open Sept. 21

New exhibits are in the works for the annual fall festival, which begins this weekend.

Look what's creeping into the Leesburg Animal Park in time for Pumpkinville. Credit: Leesburg Animal Park
Look what's creeping into the Leesburg Animal Park in time for Pumpkinville. Credit: Leesburg Animal Park

Dinosaurs creeped into Loudoun this week as the Leesburg Animal Park, 19270 James Monroe Highway (Route 15), received 15 of the sculpted creatures to help complement the park’s annual Pumpkinville fall festival.

“We’ve invested in quite a few new activities for the kids this year,” said park director Shirley Johnson. “We’ve tried to listen to our customers and provide fun and exciting new things for the family to enjoy.”

Pumpkinville Fall Fest at the Leesburg Animal Park opens Saturday, Sept. 21, and features new attractions, such a Spider Web Crawl, a 20-foot inflatable Tree House Slide, a huge Pumpkin Bounce and a kid’s Cornstalk Maze. The usual entertainment will be back, too, including giant hill slides, straw tunnels, wagon rides and a free pie pumpkin to take home.

Don’t forget about the usual attractions at the park, the animals, including Stewie, a three-month-old African Serval Cat, Molly the Mammoth Donkey and her foal, and Frank the Giant Flemmish Rabbit.

A new entrance building for the park is also expected to open in October.

 “We’ve been planning this project for several years now,” Johnson said. “We’re glad the new entry building is almost ready as it will enable us to stay open year-round.”

The building features birthday party rooms, an indoor playground, animal exhibits, a theatre and a café.

The festival is open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 21 through Nov. 5. Admission costs are $8.95 for kids and $10.95 for adults during the week; and $11.95 for kids and $13.95 for adults on weekend and holidays. Kids under 2 years are admitted free.

Visit www.LeesburgAnimalPark.com or call 703-433-0002 for more information.

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