The Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular began in Oxford, Massachusetts in 1988 as entertainment for the entire family. The Louisville event, Oct. 8–Nov. 1, is held in Iroquois Park, on Louisville’s south side, with 5,000 carved pumpkins lining a ¼-mile walking trail, illuminated at night as an “art show” daily from dusk to 11 p.m., Sunday through Thursday and midnight on Friday and Saturday. Over 100 are carved into veritable works of art. The pumpkin show is presented in themed scenes with music. Proceeds from the tour benefit the Louisville Metro Parks Foundation.