Provided by City of Lubbock
You provide the carved pumpkin, and we’ll provide the candles. Be a part of this wonderful family tradition. Parks and Recreation will host the 12th Annual Pumpkin Trail from October 22-25, 2020, in the Lubbock Memorial Arboretum in Clapp Park.
If you have carved pumpkins please bring them on Wednesday, October 21 from 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. on the east side of the parking lot of the Lubbock Memorial Arboretum at 4111 University and look for the “DELIVER PUMPKINS HERE” signs. We will also have a limited delivery Thursday, October 22, from 7:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Join us for Pumpkin Carving Day at Hodges Community Center on Tuesday, October 20 from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. We will have pumpkins and carving supplies available. If you would like to bring your own pumpkin and use our tools, you are welcome to do so.
If you are interested in hosting a display, there are still spots available. Complete the application process at www.playlubbock.com and bring a minimum of 15 carved pumpkins to decorate your display. To host a display, applications are due by 12:00 p.m. on October 19, to Hodges Community Center. For more information, call Stephanie Brady at (806) 767-3706.
Pumpkin Carving Tips are listed below!
- Tip 1: Carve your pumpkins no earlier than MONDAY, OCTOBER 19 - later if possible, so they stay fresh for the event.
- Tip 2: Clean out the insides of the pumpkins well. Be sure there are no seeds or stringy material left inside to mold.
- Tip 3: Limit the size of your cuts on the pumpkin. On windy nights, it’s difficult to keep jack-o-lanterns lit when there are large carved areas that let in the wind.