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2024 will be our 12th year hosting this incredible family-friendly event that supports the Parks Alliance of Louisville and Louisville's public parks.

The Jack O' Lantern Spectacular was started in Oxford, Massachusetts in 1988 by a handful of  families and their kids as a fundraiser for the public school system.  After they grew up, some of those high-schoolers and one of the dads eventually took the show to the Providence Zoo.  From those humble beginnings, Passion for Pumpkins, Inc., a multimedia production company was formed.  The event  came to Louisville in 2013 and is held annually in Iroquois Park with more than 5,000 artistically carved pumpkins illuminated at night as an “organic art show”. 

Jack O'Lantern Spectacular experience: October 1 - November 2 (trail opens at dusk)
Treat yourself to this magical experience. tickets will sell out fast!
We strongly recommend purchasing tickets in advance (online or at the Iroquois amphitheater box office), as we do expect sold-out nights, particularly on the weekends.
  • Guests enter the Iroquois Amphitheater in 1-hour time slots to begin their journey to the head of the pumpkin trail.

  • Guests entering the Amphitheater during the 6:30p time slot will be allowed to access the trail at dusk, which can range from 6:50p - 7:30p, depending on weather and seasonal daylight hours.

  • On Sunday through Thursday, the final time slot is 9:30p, and on Friday and Saturday, the final time slot is 10:30p. You must be inside the Amphitheater gates by 10:00p Sun - Thurs and 11:00p on Fri - Sat.

Individual Ticket Pricing* 

*service fee  and taxes not included in ticket prices


All tickets are non-refundable, but can be exchanged for a different date or time dependent on availability. 

Sunday - Thursday Hours: 6:30p - 10:00p

Timed ticket entry to the amphitheater: 6:30p, 7:30p, 8:30p, and 9:30p

  • Adults - $15

  • Seniors (65+) - $13

  • Children (3-12) - $12

  • Children 2 and under are free

Save $2 off all tickets for 9:30p entry Sunday - Thursday

Friday + Saturday Hours: 6:30p - 11:30p

Timed ticket entry to the amphitheater: 6:30p, 7:30p, 8:30p, 9:30p, and 10:30p

  • Adults - $20

  • Seniors (65+) - $17

  • Children (3-12) - $15 

  • Children 2 and under are free


Tickets can be bought at the Iroquois Amphitheater to avoid online service fees.


IROquois amphitheater box office Hours:

Sept 1, 2024 - November 2, 2024  |  Sales in Main Office

  • 1:00p-6:00p Thursdays

  • 11:00a-4:00p Fridays

October 01, 2024 - November 2, 2024 | Sales at Box Office

  • 6:00p - 9:45p Sunday through Thursday​

  • 6:30p - 10:45p Friday and Saturday

Group Ticket Pricing
October 3 - October 31: Sundays-thursdays ONLY (Trail opens at dusk)
Guests can save money and have an incredible experience together! 
group ticketing is only available Sunday – Thursday nights. ticket supply is limited and popular nights will sell out quickly. order ahead to lock in your date!

Jack O'Lantern Spectacular provides a unique and memorable way for local businesses to reward those people who make their business grow. Whether providing your top clients or prospective customers with an enjoyable evening for their family, hosting a corporate team building, or showing appreciation to your employees for their hard work and dedication, our outings are perfect for groups of all sizes!

We also offer an opportunity for tour groups to provide their clients with an incredible immersive experience, with or without dinner.

  • Group Ticket Price (min. 20) - $12+ tax

  • Bus Tour Groups $15+ tax

  • VIP Group Ticket Price (min. 20) - $15+ tax (Avoid the lines with an escort to the head of the trail)

Group Tickets
For more information, please check out our FAQ Page or email,
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