Special to 1812Blockhouse
Now entering its ninth year, the Great Pumpkin Glow is back for two weekends in October.
The Great Pumpkin Glow is open from 5-10 PM on Saturdays and 5-9 PM Sundays on October 16-17 and 23-24. Timed tickets to this all-weather event are already available online at kingwoodcenter.org for $10 or $8 for members. Children 6 and younger are admitted free.
With the addition of Kingwood’s new Garden Gateway visitor center and garden features, The Great Pumpkin Glow offers a new and refreshed autumn experience for the whole family. Visitors can stroll Kingwood’s 47 acres decked with stunning display of glowing pumpkins as they enjoy live music, local food trucks, Greenhouse Glow, Lil’ Carvers Carnival, Fall Market, Scarecrow Row walking path and more. In addition to grinning, wildly creative pumpkins carved by members of the community, Kingwood Center Gardens will be filled with glittering light displays, dramatic gourd exhibits, beautiful fall chrysanthemums an enchanted forest and glow merchandise for kids of all ages.
Pumpkin Glow parking is at nearby Mansfield Senior High School parking lots with event entry through the Linden Rd. gate only. Attendees should plan on arriving at least 15 minutes prior to their ticket time to allow for walking to the admission gate. Limited shuttles will be available for handicap parking. Kingwood will only be open 5-10 PM during Pumpkin Glow and will close on Mondays following the event, Oct. 18 and 25.
In the days prior to Pumpkin Glow, guests can carve pumpkins on site at a Community Pumpkin Carving, Oct. 14-15 and 21-22, noon – 6 PM. Participants can carve pumpkins that will become part of the lit pumpkin pathway. Carvers receive free admission to the gardens and all materials are provided. Food trucks will be on site during carving days.
An aerial tour of the 2017 Great Pumpkin Glow can be viewed here.
A preview of the 2021 Pumpkin Glow can be seen here.