One of the Country’s Top Halloween events returns to Iroquois Park : Official Travel Source

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One of the Country’s Top Halloween events returns to Iroquois Park

One of the Country’s Top Halloween events returns to Iroquois Park

LOUISVILLE, Ky., (October 10, 2018) — The “Number 1 Halloween Event in the Country,” according to Country Living magazine has opened for the Halloween season in Louisville’s Iroquois Park.

Jack O' Lantern Spectacular is open now through Nov. 4. More than 5,000 artistically carved pumpkins illuminating a 1/3-mile trail will greet visitors at the sixth annual show. Event officials estimated that up to 85,000 people will visit.

The wooded trail begins just outside of Iroquois Amphitheater and weaves its way through the trees with themed vignettes set to music. The carved, lit pumpkins rotate on a weekly basis creating a different experience each weekend.

This year’s show, “A Night at the Library”, is a celebration of the Smithsonian’s 50th anniversary with skits highlighting imagery from literature, pop culture, history, arts and cinema.

Jack O’ Lantern Spectacular has been lauded by the Huffington Post as one of “21 Reasons to Visit Louisville This Fall” and named the “Best Halloween Event in the Midwest” by CityNova.

Concessions will be available nightly, Merchandise such as t-shirts and hats will also be available for sale, marking the first-time commemorative items are being offered.

The event is held rain or shine.

Jack O' Lantern Spectacular is produced by the Louisville Parks Foundation and The Iroquois Amphitheater in conjunction with Passion for Pumpkins, a multimedia production company with more than 30 years' experience in redefining fall by transforming any landscape into an illuminated organic gallery. Proceeds from the event benefit the Louisville Parks Foundation.

The trail is open from dusk until 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and until midnight on Friday and Saturday nights.


Sunday-Thursday: Adults $13; Seniors (62+) $11; Children (3-12) $10

Friday & Saturday: Adults $17; Seniors (62+) $14; Children (3-12) $13

Individual tickets may be purchased in advance for specific nights at the Iroquois Amphitheater Box Office or online at Visitors are also encouraged to use the hashtag #502Pumpkins on social media to share images or experiences they enjoy while touring the show.

Tickets for groups of 20 or more can be purchased in advance by calling 502/368-5063, or in person at the Iroquois Amphitheater Box Office at 6 p.m. Group tickets are discounted at $10 Sunday through Thursday.

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