You Can Stroll Down A Glowing Pumpkin Trail With More Than 5,000 Professionally Carved Jack-O’-Lanterns

Fall’s finally here. And it’s also one of the most fascinating times of the year, isn’t it? The leaves are changing, the air is getting cooler and crisper, and folks are starting to carve their pumpkins in preparation for Halloween.

And if you love carving pumpkins, then you will appreciate this awesome seasonal event in Louisville, Kentucky called the Louisville Jack O’ Lantern Spectacular. And they’re not over-hyping it one bit!

Named after one of the best fall activities, the Louisville Jack O’ Lantern Spectacular takes place in Iroquois Park and spans about a quarter of a mile on a scenic wooded trail. You can celebrate Halloween all month long as you walk along the trail, where you’ll pass thousands  (5,000 to be exact) of beautifully illuminated and professionally carved jack o’ lanterns. There are also 100 pumpkins carved into various artwork.

It’s a pretty magical sight to behold and a lot of fun for everyone. Plus, it’s not too scary for your little ones, which allows for a very pleasant family outing, or even a great date night activity for couples. Folks just can’t get enough of it. But don’t just take it from us,  this attraction earns high scores on Yelp as well as other travel sites.

“Visiting this event is like stepping into a fairytale. The art displayed is absolutely stunning and exploring all the different themes is like being on an adventure. Pumpkins are hanging in trees throughout the park and it is a very unique and gorgeous sight. I definitely recommend this event to anyone,” one reviewer wrote.

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“These aren’t just your standard jack o’ lanterns, the art that goes into these beauties is stunning. I couldn’t stop taking photos of all of the pieces that were blowing me away!” another said.

If you’re interested in a bit of background, the original Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular took place in Oxford, Massachusetts. However, this upcoming event will mark the sixth year it has been held in Louisville. And each year you can find themes as well as music better than the last!

So be sure to mark your calendars, because this event will take place from October 9 to November 4, 2019. The show runs daily, rain or shine, with their gates opening at dusk or just a bit after 7 pm.  To get your tickets for the show, visit Or you can purchase your tickets in person at the Iroquois Amphitheater Box Office or call 877-987-6487.

Prices vary based on age and the days of the week. Here’s a rundown.

Sunday-Thursday: $13 for adults; $11 for seniors, 62+; and $10 for children, 3-12 (younger than 3 are free)

Friday and Saturday show tickets are $17 for adult; $15 for senior, 62+; and $14 for children.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Louisville Parks Foundation. Sorry, but they don’t allow pets or animals, except for service animals.

To learn more about the event, you can visit

If you’re not close to the Louisville area, don’t worry! Because there are lots of similar events popping up all over the country. For example, you have the Minnesota Zoo’s Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular and the Great Jack’Lantern Blaze in New York. So check your local area for an event near you.

Would you like to attend an event like this? What kind of activities do you enjoy doing around this time of year? Let us know in the comments section. And please be sure to share this story with your friends and family.

Source: Tip Hero