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2023 will be our 11th year hosting this incredible family-friendly event that supports the Parks Alliance of Louisville and our 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”. 

Individual Ticket Pricing* 
October 3 - October 31 (trail opens at dusk)
Treat yourself to this magical experience, tickets will sell out fast! We strongly recommend you purchase tickets in advance, 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 6:30 time slot will be allowed to access the trail at dusk, which can range from 6:50 - 7:30, depending on the weather and shorter daylight hours as the month progresses. On Sunday through Thursday, the final time slot is 9:30, and on Friday and Saturday, the final time slot is 10:30. You must be inside the Amphitheater gates by 10:00 pm Sun - Thurs and 11:00 pm on Fri - Sat.

In partnership with our presenting sponsor, Thorntons, we are collecting canned goods for KY Harvest, which provides Thanksgiving meals for children and families across Louisville. Donation boxes are located just inside the Amphitheater gates.

All tickets are non-refundable.

Sunday through 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


Iroquois Amphitheater Box Office Hours:

Sept 1, 2023 - Oct 31, 2023 - Sales in Main Office

  • 1:00p-6:00p Thursdays

  • 11:00a-4:00p Fridays

Sunday through Thursday

October 03, 2023 - October 31, 2023 - Sales at Box Office

  • 6:00p - 9:45p

Friday through Saturday

October 03, 2022 - October 31, 2023 - Sales at Box Office

  • 6:30p - 10:45p


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

*service fee not included in ticket prices

Group Ticket Pricing
October 4 - October 31 ~ ONLY Sundays-thursdays (Trail opens at dusk)
Guests can save money and have an incredible experience!  group ticketing is only available Sunday – Thursday nights. ticket supply is limited and popular nights will sell out quickly, so order ahead to lock in your date!

Jack O'Lantern 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, team building or showing appreciation to your employees for their hard work and dedication. Corporate outings are perfect for businesses with small, medium, or large employee and customer bases.

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

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

  • Group Dinner Pricing (min. 25)  - $39 (Enjoy dInner on the amphitheater stage and escort to the head of the trail)

For more information please email,
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