Programs & Events

Ashland Parks Pumpkin Hunt

Celebrate fall with the Parks & Recreation Ashland Parks Pumpkin Hunt! Find the hidden pumpkins in S. Taylor Street Park, Pufferbelly Park, and Carter Park! Scan the QR codes. 

Can you find all the magic pumpkins between October 14-31? Follow the scavenger hunt to find out!

How to Play:

  1. Download the SCAVR app on your smartphone, then come back to this site.
  2. Click this link - ACCESS SCAVENGER HUNT HERE.
  3. Create a team name and include your email address for an opportunity to win fun prizes!
  4. Follow the prompts to find pumpkin illustrations in the Town’s parks.
  5. Find 75% (11/14) of the pumpkins and be entered into a drawing for a Town of Ashland gift certificate! 

For questions, contact Emmy at ehouck@ashlandva.gov.

Explore Ashland with the Parks Scavenger Hunt

Take an adventure through Ashland's parks with this fun, family-friendly scavenger hunt. Using the SCAVR app, follow the clues to complete challenges in each of the parks and trails. Complete all the challenges and receive a certificate of participation at Town Hall. 

How to Play

1. Access the hunt by downloading the SCAVR app on your smartphone.

2. Open the app and follow the prompts to register, entering your name and creating a “Team Name.” Multiple people can join your team by entering the same team name on their phones or play as an individual by entering your name for the desired username.

3. Follow the clues to complete challenges in each of our parks and trails.

4. Complete the task by either entering a secret code, scanning the QR code, using GPS to "check-in" at the location, taking a photo, or filming a video at the location. Photos and videos will be approved by the challenge administer. Finished challenges will display a checkmark. Unlimited attempts are available for each task.

5. View the leaderboard to see how your team stacks up against others!

6. Challenges do not need to be done in order or all at one time. Complete all 10 challenges and you'll receive an official Certificate of Participation, available for pickup at Town Hall, Monday - Thursday from 7:30am-6:00pm, for your certificate.

Event Information


The Town of Ashland is an active participant in town-wide special events. We have a long history of involving the private sector in supporting these events through public and private partnerships.

Some of our events include:
  • Ashland Street Parties
  • July 4th Non-Motorized Parade
  • The Ashland Strawberry Faire
  • Train Day
  • Holiday Parade

View all upcoming events on the events calendar.