JACK-O-LANTERN SPECTACULAR

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13th Edition

The13th annual Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular will take place on
October 20 - 21, 2017, 6:30-9:30pm

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A HISTORY

The annual Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular and Carve for the Carillon were founded by former Rees Carillon Society Board Member Brenda Poston. These events are inspired by the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular in Providence, Rhode Island - featuring the talents of professional artists only. Springfield’s event differs in that everyone is invited--from students, individuals, families and artists--from the community to participate and carve their own pumpkin at Carve for the Carillon (the second weekend each October).  The following Friday and Saturday, more than 2,000 illuminated hand-carved jack-o-lanterns are displayed around the Carillon and the Washington Park Botanical Garden - showcasing carving talents of area residents, artists and District 186 students. Springfield’s events are participatory and family-focused.  JOLS features special Carillon music, lighting, sound effects, a unique Tree of Lights and food vendors.  Fundraising proceeds include corporate sponsorship and admissions.  Attendance ranges from 5,000 to 8,000 annually.


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ADMISSION

Adults.......................  $7
Children 4-11..............$5
Children 3 & under.......Free