For hundreds of locals and out-of-towners, checking out the thousands of illuminated pumpkins that light up Iroquois Park every Halloween season is a can’t-miss tradition. Whether you’ve made the annual trek or are contemplating this fun-for-the-whole family experience for the first time, here’s what you need to know before you go.

  • There are over 5,000 carved pumpkins in this year’s extravaganza—all carved by local artists.
  • You’ll find the smallest crowds on Monday through Thursday, after 10 pm on weeknights or on Halloween night or the five days afterwards.
  • You don’t have to pack snacks; they have concessions.
  • There’s extra parking at DeSales High School.
  • Wear closed-toe shoes instead of sandals since you’re tromping around a quarter mile trail through a park in the dark.
  • It’s for a good cause! Proceeds benefit the Louisville Parks Foundation.
  • If you go: This year’s show, “The Alphabet—from A to Z,” runs October 12 through November 5, from dusk to 11 pm on weeknights; midnight on weekends. 

Posted on 2017-10-06 by Christine Fellingham