FAQs

GENERAL

WHAT IS JACK O’ LANTERN JOURNEY?

JACK O’ LANTERN JOURNEY is a ½ mile trail filled with over 5,000 hand carved jack o’ lanterns. You will experience everything from artistically detailed single pumpkin carvings to amazing, larger-than-life structures. JACK O’ LANTERN JOURNEY is a family friendly event also featuring fall food and beverages, live carving demonstrations and interactive experiences.

WHEN IS THE JACK O’ LANTERN JOURNEY?

Jack O’ Lantern Journey takes place throughout the month of October and into early November. This is a night time event beginning at dusk. Tickets are sold in fifteen minute increments.

Advanced ticket purchase required.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO EXPERIENCE JACK O’ LANTERN JOURNEY?

JACK O’ LANTERN JOURNEY is a self – guided walking tour and guests move at their own pace. Most guests spend approximately one hour and fifteen minutes.

ARE THERE ARE SPECIAL EVENTS PLANNED FOR HALLOWEEN?

We will have costume contests as we get closer to October 31.  Stay tuned for more information.

WHAT ELSE IS THERE TO DO AT JACK O’ LANTERN JOURNEY?

JACK O’ LANTERN JOURNEY is more than just an amazing pumpkin trail. There are live pumpkin carving demonstrations, a pumpkin patch, delicious seasonal food and drink as well as other fun interactive experiences.

WHERE IS JACK O’ LANTERN JOURNEY LOCATED?

Do you have a venue where you would like to see Jack o lantern Journey?  Please contact us.  

ARE THE PUMPKINS REAL?

Many of our pumpkins are real live pumpkins and others are molded from real pumpkins and then hand carved by artists both locally and throughout the country to produce this fabulous experience. Real or molded, EVERY SINGLE ONE has been hand carved by our artists.

WHERE DO YOU GET THE PUMPKINS FROM?

We get many of our pumpkins from local farmers throughout the region.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO CARVE A PUMPKIN?

Some pumpkins take two hours to carve and others take two days.  Believe it or not some of the pumpkins that are created from molds take even longer to create. They are real sculptures and works of art. Our artists are hard at work all year to produce JACK O’ LANTERN JOURNEY for you.

IS THERE ANYTHING I SHOULD NOT BRING WITH ME TO JACK O’ LANTERN JOURNEY?

The following types of items are prohibited at JACK O’ LANTERN JOURNEY:

  • Skateboards
  • Scooters
  • Drones
  • Remote control toys
  • Inline skates
  • Shoes with built-in wheels
  • Weapons of any kind
  • Pets (not including service animals)
  • Tripods, monopods, and selfie sticks

Additional items may also not be permitted at JACK O’ LANTERN JOURNEY. Please use your best judgment and do not bring anything that may be potentially harmful or disruptive. In an effort to ensure the safety of our guests and employees, we reserve the right to inspect backpacks and bags of any kind prior to admission.

CHILDREN

IS THIS EVENT FOR ALL AGES?

Yes, people of all ages will enjoy the JACK O’ LANTERN JOURNEY. Children under the age of 2 are FREE.

IS THIS EVENT SCARY?

No, this event is not scary, but captures the feel of fall and the essence of Halloween.

TICKETS

ARE TICKETS REFUNDABLE?

All tickets are final sale.  You are welcome to give them to a friend or other family member in the event you cannot attend.

HOW MUCH ARE TICKETS?

Ticket prices vary depending on location and time. You can purchase your tickets at www.jackolanternjourney.com.

WHY DO I HAVE TO CHOOSE A TIME WHEN I PURCHASE A TICKET?

We only allow a certain number of people to enter the trail at one time so there are limited number of tickets for each time listed.

CAN I BUY TICKETS AT THE DOOR?

No, advanced tickets are required.

CAN I CHANGE MY TIME SLOT?

Unfortunately no, but you can give your ticket(s) to a friend.

HOW EARLY SHOULD I ARRIVE BEFORE THE TICKET TIME I PURCHASED?

Please don’t arrive any sooner than 30 minutes before the time on your ticket. That time is when you’ll be allowed onto the trail so please plan your travels accordingly and leave a little extra time for traffic.

DO I HAVE TO BRING MY TICKET TO THE EVENT?

Yes, all tickets will be scanned upon your arrival. We can scan your ticket via mobile phone or a printed ticket.

DO YOU HAVE GROUP RATES?

Yes, please contact us at info@jackolanternjourney.com to discuss group rates of 15 people or more.

PHOTOS

CAN I TAKE PICTURES?

Of course! Jack loves when people take pictures of his work. Get ready for plenty of Instagram worthy moments to share, but please leave your tripods at home! Share your memories – please use the hashtag #JackOLanternJourney so all can enjoy!

WEATHER

WHAT HAPPENS IF IT RAINS?

JACK O’ LANTERN JOURNEY is a rain or shine event. If there is severe weather in the forecast as the date of your visit arrives, we will post updates on our Facebook page and website.