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15,000 pumpkins to be carved, displayed in Iroquois Park

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The walk will be set to music and will begin outside of the Iroquois Amphitheater and continue for a third of a mile. The walk will be set to music and will begin outside of the Iroquois Amphitheater and continue for a third of a mile.
Louisville Metro Parks Director Mike Heitz Louisville Metro Parks Director Mike Heitz

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Artists from around Kentuckiana are hard at work whittling away at pumpkins.

Jack O'Lantern Spectacular will take place along a walking trail in Iroquois Park and feature more than 5,000 jack-o'-lanterns created by more than 40 local artists.

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and Passion for Pumpkins, in conjunction with Louisville Metro Parks, announced the event on Thursday.

More than 15,000 pumpkins, some weighing as much as 1,500 pounds, will be used throughout the 3-week event as pumpkins are removed and replaced. The walk will be set to music and will begin outside of the Iroquois Amphitheater and continue for a third of a mile.

Louisville Metro Parks Director Mike Heitz said, "The proceeds will benefit Kosair Children's Charities and the Metro Parks Foundation."

Starting on October 10 Jack O' Lantern Spectacular will take place nightly from 7 p.m. to midnight on Sunday through Thursday and from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.

Tickets range from $9 to $15, with discounts for seniors and children 12 and under.

The event runs through November 2.

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