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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Iroquois Park will soon be glowing with thousands of pumpkins carved by local artists. Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer announced the new Jack O'Lantern Spectacular on Thursday.
Event organizers say 15,000 pumpkins will be carved and lit in the park over the course of three weeks. Some of those pumpkins weigh as much as 1500 pounds.
The event will take place every night starting at dusk near the Iroquois Amphitheater, beginning on October 10th.
City leaders say they expect the national event to bring as many as 4,000 people each day to the park.
Jim Wood of the Louisville Convention and Visitors' Bureau explained, "So we see this as a big economic driver for our community, to bring people in and to enjoy this, not only here locally but regionally as well."
Tickets for the event will cost between $9 and $15, with discounts for children and seniors.