2015 Pumpkin Festival

Posted: September 25, 2015

The 2015 Pumpkin Festival and jack-o'-lantern contest will be held October 16th and 17th at the H. O. Smith Botanic Gardens.

It's nearly Arboretum Pumpkin Festival time! Enter the jack-o'-lantern contest and view hundreds of lighted jack-o'-lanterns on Friday and Saturday, October 16 and 17. (Bring flashlights in evening.) Family activities and music from 4 p.m. until dusk on Saturday. Food vendors both nights. For contest rules, visit

The Arboretum is looking for volunteers to help with the various aspects of this event (from pumpkin giveaways on October 11, to set up during the week, and clean up/composting on October 18). Contact Kelly Oleynik ( if you are interested in volunteering.