Pumpkin Nights | Learn about the Pumpkin Nights experience

Austin & Dallas/Fort Worth

Started in the patch . . . now we’re here.

Pumpkin Nights was founded in 2016 at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds with a mission to showcase local artists and celebrate the most magical time of year without the gore and scares. Now, Pumpkin Nights runs through the month of October in many cities across the US.

At PUMPKIN NIGHTS, you will venture along a half-mile walking path, where you’ll discover the Forbidden City, a Pirate’s Cove, and more fantastical lands built using over 5,000 hand-carved real and artificial pumpkins. The celebration continues with entertainment and games in The Village, our festival area.



Journey through six magical pumpkin-themed lands.


Real-life fire dancers. Live pumpkin carving by professional artists.

Tastes + Treats

Snack on a variety of options from local food vendors. Warm-up with a mug of hot cocoa or an adult beverage. Then top it all off with a slice of pumpkin pie.

Bring the Kids

Dig for burried treasure in Pirate Cove. Play our pumpkin games in Monster Mash.

Dates + Times

Join our mailing list for fun updates and info! Tickets go on sale September 2022.

Pumpkin Nights In The Press

Pumpkin Nights’ Salt Lake City debut was an impressive display of carved gourds, entertainment and sites just spooky enough to cause intrigue and not fright.

-Salt Lake Tribune

Pumpkin Nights is spectacular!

-Good Day Sacramento

One thing’s for sure: you’ll end up with plenty of Instagrammable memories from this magical Halloween-themed night.

-Only In Your State

It’s a hauntingly good time that the whole family can enjoy.

-Utah Style & Design

It was almost like walking through Disneyland during Halloween, except minus the Mickey. I promise, you'll love it.

-Salt Project