Thank you for a Spectacular October!

Thank you for a Spectacular October!

“…one of the most brilliant displays of holiday artistry anywhere in the U.S.”

Questions about the show? Email info@rwpzoo.org.

The 2015 presentation of the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular will run from October 1 through November 1, 2015. See you there!

The 2014 presentation of the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular, "Jack-O-Lanterns from A to Z," has finally concluded. Despite some challenging weather throughout the month, the Zoo saw its second highest attendance for the Spectacular, with over 125,000 people traversing the picturesque Wetlands Trail that was covered with over 5,000 carved and illuminated pumpkins. A big THANK YOU to our 2014 guests, sponsors, staff, and, of course, our partners at Passion for Pumpkins. The Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular would not be such a huge success without your continued support.

As some may know, at the end of the pumpkin trail is a log book, where people can write a message about the show and include where they're from. Visitors to the Spectacular came from all over the country and the world. From California to Florida, Australia to Venezuela, and beyond!


Here is what some of our guests said about this year's show:

Pure talent! Thank you for dedicating yourselves to bringing to much joy to so many people.

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What an amazing night with my 3 children and my 77 year old mother. Unbelievably creative!  Lifetime memory!

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Artwork is amazing! There is nothing else like this in the world. Best fall experience. Will be back every year!

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I’m South African by birth, and seeing your tribute to Mandela had me in tears. I thank you for all South Africans. He would have adored it.

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This is a staple in my fall itinerary. Thank you for all the hard work that goes into this event.

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Thank you so much for putting on this show ever year. My family and friends truly look forward to this unique, amazing, imaginative experience.

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It has been a phenomenal experience!! We don’t have that pumpkin talent in Europe!! GREAT JOB!!

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All the way from Tennessee – best pumpkin display nationwide! Thanks for putting it all together – unforgettable.