Great Pumpkin Glow
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Great Pumpkin Glow

June 5th, 2016

carved pumpkins

Great Pumpkin Glow

A family-friendly event, the Great Pumpkin Glow features a wonderful display of more than 1,000 carved and lit pumpkins at dusk across Kingwood’s grounds. Friendly scarecrows, festive gourds, towering corn stalks, and lovely chrysanthemums add to the inviting autumn beauty of the event, which runs from 5 to 10 p.m. Oct. 15 and 5 to 9 p.m. Oct. 16 at Kingwood, 50 N. Trimble Road, Mansfield. Visitors are asked to enter through the Linden Road gate.

Admission for the Great Pumpkin Glow at the gate is $8 per person; children 6 and younger are free. Online purchasing will close at noon on Oct. 15.

Highlights & Features

  • Expanded walking path.
  • Mansfield/Richland County Public Library will entertain young visitors with a fun “cut and tell” activity.
  • Live music, more vendors, including gourmet cupcakes, metal garden art, and glow-in-the-dark items.
  • 2016 Pumpkin Glow glow-in-the-dark T-shirt – available for $14. Or become a member of Kingwood and receive a free T-shirt, and enjoy all of the other benefits of membership, including free daily admission, free admission to Christmas at Kingwood, and more.
  • Horse-drawn hayrides.
  • Food vendors.
  • Scarecrow display contest.

Parking for the Great Pumpkin Glow is at Value City Furniture, Startek, or Mansfield Senior High School via West Park Boulevard. Complimentary shuttle service will be available only at Value City Furniture and Startek. If you park at Mansfield Senior High School, there will be a short walk to the Linden Road Entrance. The entrance will be on Linden Road. Kingwood Center will not be open on the days of the Great Pumpkin Glow until the event begins at 5 p.m.

Carve a pumpkin between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. on Oct. 12 and Oct. 13. There is no admission during those times. Guests who want to carve a pumpkin should enter Kingwood through the Trimble Road gate and park in the main parking lot. Carved pumpkins remain the property of Kingwood and will be displayed at the Great Pumpkin Glow. Carving supplies will be provided.

Before, during, or after the Great Pumpkin Glow, enjoy some great relaxation at the nearby HideAway Country Inn where you can sleep in luxurious comfort, have a freshly made breakfast, and treat yourself with one of our many featured services such as a massage, manicure, pedicure and/or a romantic package such as a chocolate lover’s private event.

Call HideAway Country Inn today at 419-562-3013 for event information, pricing, and reservations.

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    Bucyrus, Ohio 44820