We Need Your Pumpkins!

Start Date: October 05, 2017, 8:30 AM
End Date: October 19, 2017, 3:00 PM

On October 19-22, 2017, the trails in the Lubbock Memorial Arboretum will be lined with hundreds of lighted jack-o-lanterns for Parks and Recreation’s 9th Annual Pumpkin Trail. To make this happen, we need the people of Lubbock to donate their carved pumpkins to the Pumpkin Trail. The more carved pumpkins we get from the community, the longer the trail. Last year, we had 1,524 pumpkins and had over 19,608 people visit the trail. Our goal this year is 2,000 pumpkins. Watch the pumpkin count grow at www.playlubbock.com or on our Facebook page at Lubbock Parks and Recreation.

Deliver carved pumpkins to the Lubbock Memorial Arboretum on Wednesday, October 18 from 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Lubbock Memorial Arboretum is located at 4111 University, and the delivery site is in the east corner of the parking lot. We will also be accepting pumpkins on Thursday, October 19 until 3:00 p.m. as we finalize the Pumpkin Trail. Look for the “DELIVER PUMPKINS HERE” signs.  

Groups bringing 10 or more pumpkins will have a sign posted on the trail with their name or logo on it. Pumpkin carvings must be family-friendly and appropriate for even the youngest child. We are asking all participants to carve their pumpkins no earlier than Monday, October 16, so that they stay fresh throughout the four-day event. Whether you plan to carve one pumpkin or a dozen, call Hodges Community Center at (806) 767-3706, and let us know how many pumpkins you are bringing as we build towards our goal. In addition to pumpkins, we are also signing up volunteer groups to help each night as candle lighters, trail guides and counters.