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Jack O’Lantern Spectacular comes to Louisville

Three-week, family-friendly event features 5,000 pumpkins on wooded trail

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Oct. 8, 2013) – The glow from thousands of jack o’lanterns will light up a wooded walking trail at Iroquois Park when a new Halloween event makes its debut in Louisville this week.

jackolanternJack O’Lantern Spectacular features more than 5,000 artistically carved, illuminated pumpkins, which will be displayed along a one-third mile wooded trail at the iconic park. The family-friendly event runs nightly from Oct. 10 through Nov. 2.

It’s open rain or shine from 7 p.m. to midnight, staying open until 1 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights. The pumpkins rotate on a weekly basis, which creates a different experience each weekend.

Passion for Pumpkins, a multimedia company producing the event in conjunction with Louisville Metro Parks, promises that the Louisville show will be the biggest in its 25-year history.

“We will bring, and I say this with extreme confidence, the greatest glow on Earth, and the biggest and baddest pumpkin show in the universe,” said Travis Reckner, owner of Passion for Pumpkins.

“This event will be a great addition to Louisville’s fall offerings for entertainment. We estimate 3,000 to 4,000 visitors to this attraction each day with more on the weekend. Many of these will come from around the region,” said Jim Wood, president and CEO of the Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau. “Combined with events such as picking pumpkins and the Louisville Zoo’s Halloween event, this increases Louisville’s appeal as a fall getaway destination.”


Sunday – Thursday
Adults $12
Seniors (62+) $10
Children (3-12) $9

Friday – Saturday
Adults $15
Seniors (62+) $13
Children (3-12) $12

Individual tickets may be purchased daily, starting at 9 a.m., for use the same evening at the Iroquois Amphitheater Box Office or online at www.jackolanternlouisville.com. Tickets for groups of 25 or more can be purchased in advance by calling 502-363-7766, or in person at the Iroquois Amphitheater Box Office from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Proceeds from the event will benefit Louisville Metro Parks Foundation and Kosair Charities.

If you are planning a visit to Louisville for this event or other fall activities, the Louisville CVB provides several planning resources, including suggested itineraries at www.gotolouisville.com/play/tours-itineraries/index.aspx, the monthly Lookin’ at Louisville video series, a searchable list events at www.gotolouisville.com, a free Louisville Visitors Guide and complimentary hotel booking service via 1-888-LOUISVILLE.