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The Louisville Jack O'Lantern Spectacular lights up the Fall season. Passion for Pumpkins, the group putting on the event based in Massachusetts, hired almost 40 local artists to help in the project.
Local artists have put their mark on more than 5,000 pumpkins for the brand new attraction. When glowing, the carved works of art light up a trail the length of five football fields at the base of Iroquois Park.
Produced for the first time in Louisville, the Jack O'Lantern Spectacular takes place nightly starting at dusk from now through November 2nd.
Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau expect an estimated 3,000 to 4,000 visitors each day with more on the weekends.
The wooded trail begins just outside of Iroquois Amphitheater, 1080 Amphitheater Road and weaves its way for a quarter of a mile through the trees with themed vignettes set to music.
Since the pumpkins have a shelf life and last about 4 days, they need to be replaced. The carved, lit pumpkins rotate on a weekly basis creating a different experience each weekend. By the end of the run, artists will have created some 15 thousand Jack O'Lanterns.