This fall, the Kingwood Center Gardens will be aglow with the light of thousands of jack-o’-lanterns.
Back for its ninth year, the Great Pumpkin Glow will return for two weekends this October. The event will be timed and ticketed, allowing for guests to enjoy more space in the gardens. The event allows guests to stroll through Kingwood’s 47 acres while enjoying a massive display of pumpkins.
There will be live music, local food trucks, a kids area, a Fall Market, and more. In addition to beautiful carved pumpkins, Kingwood Center Gardens will be filled with glittering light displays, dramatic gourd exhibits, an enchanted forest, and glow merchandise for kids of all ages.
If you want to visit ahead of time, you can carve a pumpkin that will become part of the display. Pumpkin carvers will receive free admission to the gardens and all materials will be provided. There will also be food trucks on site on carving days. Pumpkin Carving days are October 14-15 and 21-22, from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Kingwood Center Gardens is a public garden estate in Mansfield. The estate was built in 1926 by industrialist Charles Kelly King, a leader in the Ohio Brass Company. The property is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and boasts a mansion, plant collections, ponds, garden libraries, and more.
The Great Pumpkin Glow will be open from 5-19 p.m. on Saturdays and 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sundays, October 16-17 and 23-24. Admission to the garden is $10 for the general public or $8 for members. Kids 6 and under are free. To learn more about the gardens, please visit kingwoodcenter.org.