Springbrook’s Pumpkin Night brings 3,300 visitors to nature center

Springbrook Nature Center was host to 3,300 visitors at its annual Pumpkin Night in the Park.

The trails at Springbrook were lined with 800 carved and lit jack o’lanterns. Photo by Elyse Kaner

The trails at Springbrook were lined with 800 carved and lit jack o’lanterns. Photo by Elyse Kaner

The Oct. 20 evening event brought people dressed in costumes ranging from firemen to fairy princesses.

But the feature of the evening was 800 individually carved and lit pumpkins that lined the darkened paths of the center. Community members and organizations did the carving.

This year Springbrook added 200 more pumpkins to the scene and an additional path for display.

Among other features along the trail were an Elvis impersonator, who emerged from his tomb to perform, ghosts, witches, Road Kill Cafe characters and more. An indoor underwater adventure with sea monsters was also a hit.

Last year’s Pumpkin Night in the Park drew 3,100 visitors, according to Springbrook staff.

Elyse Kaner is at elyse.kaner@ecm-inc.com

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