5th annual Pumpkin Trail opens Oct. 17th - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

5th annual Pumpkin Trail opens Oct. 17th

Source: City of Lubbock Source: City of Lubbock

Provided by: City of Lubbock

The 5th Annual Pumpkin Trail will be open from October 17th to the 20th in the Lubbock Memorial Arboretum in Clapp Park.

In addition to the carved jack-o-lanterns along the trail, there will be 25 to 30 displays hosted by local businesses and civic groups that will lead participants around the trail.

This is a free event and the Arboretum walking trail is both stroller and wheelchair friendly. Trail entrances are at the Lubbock Memorial Arboretum at 4111 University and the Lubbock Municipal Garden and Arts Center at 4215 University.

Limited parking is available behind Hodges Community Center and at the Garden and Arts Center. Park and Ride will be available from Safety City located on the east side of Clapp Park at 46th Street and Avenue U.

Pumpkin lighting begins at 5:30 p.m. and should be completed before dusk each night. Evening hours are 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday and Sunday and 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

Enjoy an autumn scene of pumpkins, fall foliage and blue sky during daylight hours from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday through Sunday, October 18th to 20th.

The Pumpkin Trail is hosted by Parks and Recreation, the Lubbock Memorial Arboretum and the Lubbock Municipal Garden and Arts Center. Sponsors to date include: Lubbock Family Medicine, Lubbock for Kids, and Carlisle Motors (as of 8/20/13).

For more information, call 806-767-3706, or visit the City of Lubbock Parks and Recreation website: http://www.mylubbock.us/departmental-websites/departments/parks-recreation/pumpkin-trail/pumpkin-trail-information

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