Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular

Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular

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


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For the second year (2013 & 2016), the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular was named one of the American Bus Association's top 100 events in North America.

The Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular will return to the Zoo from October 5 through November 5, 2017. See you there!

The Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular will be back October 5 through November 5 delighting audiences of all ages.  This year we will travel through time and visit with dinosaurs, explore the ice age, and peek into the ancient civilizations of Egypt and Rome.  As guests wander the Wetlands trail they will delight in the history of the Middle Ages, discover the New World, and be fascinated by major inventions like cars, planes, space travel, and the computer.  Infused throughout will be the art and music associated with each era.  Imagine the history of us all on over 5000 intricately carved pumpkins.  So, mark your calendars now!

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

Passion for Pumpkins! You are all amazing! We can’t wait to come back every year to see what wonderful creations you have come up with.

We drove from Maryland to enjoy and celebrate our 1st year of marriage. The drive was long, the lines were long but every bit of that was worth it!

Most beautiful thing I have ever seen! Thank you. – Fascinated first-timer.

This was the most magical place I’ve ever been to cannot wait for next year’s adventure.

Favorite part of our USA road trip so far! – Lutton, Utah


If you would like to find out more about sponsorship opportunities for the 2017 Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular please call Judy Lockard at 401-785-3510 x 318; or email her at jlockard@rwpzoo.org.

Thank you to the 2016 sponsors!