Jack O’Lantern Spectacular takes over Louisville park

Thousands of intricately-carved pumpkins line the paths in one of Louisville's best parks.

Each year in October, Iroquois Park in Louisville comes alive with an illumination of hand-crafted pumpkins. The Jack O’Lantern Spectacular is one of the most elaborate Halloween displays in Louisville, with more than 5,000 pumpkins.

This year, it’s opens to the public on Tuesday, October 9 and runs through Sunday, November 4.

The park is hosting a Pre-Lit Bash Tuesday night at 6 p.m. to kick things off. A $50 ticket gets you access to the trail with no waiting in line, appetizers and an open bar.

Regular admission to the Jack O’Lantern Spectacular is $10-$17, depending on age and day of the week.

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The park also offers group rates and a dinner package.

The trail opens at dusk each night and closes at 11 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, and midnight on Friday and Saturday.

This year’s theme is “A night at the Library,” celebrating the Smithsonian’s 50th anniversary with images from literature, pop culture, history, and the arts and cinema.

Proceeds from the Jack O’Lantern Spectacular benefit the Louisville Parks foundation, a non-profit that helps more than 120 parks and recreational faculties around the area.

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