Wednesday, October 16, 2019
 

Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular

October 18, 2019 - October 19, 2019

1740 W. Fayette Ave.
Springfield, IL 62704
217-546-4116

TIME: 6:30pm-9:30pm

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The annual Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular and Carve for the Carillon were founded by former Rees Carillon Society Board Member Brenda Poston. These events are inspired by the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular in Providence, Rhode Island - featuring the talents of professional artists only. Springfield's event differs in that everyone is invited--from students, individuals, families and artists--from the community to participate and carve their own pumpkin at Carve for the Carillon (the second weekend each October).  The following Friday and Saturday,more than 2,000 illuminated hand-carved jack-o-lanterns are displayed around the Carillon and the Washington Park Botanical Garden -  showcasing carving talents of area residents, artists and District 186 students. Springfield's events are participatory and family-focused.  JOLS features special Carillon music, lighting, sound effects, a unique Tree of Lights and food vendors.  Fundraising proceeds include corporate sponsorship and admissions.  Attendance ranges from 5,000 to 8,000 annually.

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