Becky and I are big fans of autumn. It’s always been my favorite season: the changing colors, the smells of decaying leaves, the cooler temps. As for Becky, at this very moment, we have three large pumpkins, two medium pumpkins, 12 mini pumpkins, and 8 gourds decorating our living room.
So when Pumpkin Nights popped up on our radar, we knew we had to give it a try. Pumpkin Nights is an outdoor festival held in three cities in the United States. A half mile path is lined with more than 3,000 hand-carved synthetic pumpkins and 1,000 fresh pumpkins. There are also inflatables, decorations, smoke machines that have a hint of pumpkin spice, and a handful of food booths. The event takes place on the state fairgrounds.
The event runs every night through Sunday, October 29. Tickets are $20 a piece, but only $28 for two.
We enjoyed our time at Pumpkin Nights, but I think we were oversold. Yes, it was a nice walk with Becky through the night, but for the most part it was underwhelming for an adult couple. I think it would be a blast for young kids.
There were two spots we especially liked. We walked through a building that was only lit by pumpkins and lasers, filled with smoke. I loved the effect of the pumpkins hanging from the ceiling. The music in there was lovely, classical music that made me want to waltz with Becky.
Later on, we walked underneath strings of pumpkin lanterns, another romantical moment.
We won’t do this one again, but we are glad we did it once.