Jack’s Pumpkin Glow returns To Illuminate at Reston’s Lake Fairfax Park October 3 – 27, 2019! Thousands of hand-carved pumpkins, demos by master carvers, a pumpkin patch, and concessions featuring delicious fall food and beverages make this the most spectacular Halloween-themed event of the season! Hope this guide illuminates this festive event; read to bottom for giveaway!

Virginia’s Lake Fairfax Park will once again be alight with Halloween fun as JACK’S PUMPKIN GLOW, formerly known as THE GLOW, returns for the third consecutive year beginning October 3 and running through October 27. Enjoy an immersive Halloween stroll along a trail illuminated by thousands of intricately carved pumpkins, many highlighting the Capital City’s most famous including pumpkin look-a-likes of iconic landmarks, musicians, movie stars, superheroes and princesses.

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There’s something for everyone at JACK’S PUMPKIN GLOW. In addition to the thousands of themed jack o’ lanterns illuminating the park, master carvers provide tips on how to create your own masterpiece during live pumpkin carving demos. Enjoy delicious fall food and beverages at a newly expanded concessions area. Get your face painted, paint a pumpkin or pick your own gourd straight from the pumpkin patch. Capture colorful selfies and create memorable memories with family and friends at this unique Halloween event that is quickly becoming a Washington DC-area tradition.

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“Washington DC And Virginia residents have truly embraced this event the last few years and we can’t wait to bring this wonderful Halloween experience back to Lake Fairfax Park in October”, said Shannon Donnelly, Vice President, JACK’S PUMPKIN GLOW. “Our team has been hard at work to make sure this year’s event is bigger and better than ever and that it embodies everything that is fun and exciting about the holiday.”

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A special Autism Speaks Night will take place on Sunday, October 6 at 7:00 pm with certain adjustments made so that guests on the autism spectrum and their families may be comfortable while enjoying the experience.


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Location: Lake Fairfax Park (1400 Lake Fairfax Drive, Reston VA)

Dates: Opens October 3 and run every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday night through October 27

Ticketing: Tickets start at just $16.99 for children and $22.99 for adults, and will be available at http://www.glowpumpkin.com/washington-dc. Advanced tickets are required.

Discount: Use code “PLAYFULGLOW” for 20% Off Regular Adult & Kids Tickets (excludes Anytime Tickets)

Website: www.glowpumpkin.com



One lucky fan will be randomly drawn to win a family of four pack to this years Jack’s Glow Pumpkin in Fairfax, VA. Tickets can be used on date of choice but excludes anytime ticket type. Giveaway opens Friday October 4th and closes Sunday October 6, 2019 at 9AM. To enter:

  • LIKE the post
  • COMMENT what pumpkin design your little pumpkin(s) would like to see at the glow.
  • SHARE (not mandatory) help spread the word about The Playful Parent’s awesome giveaways!!!

***All information provided is based on my own non-biased opinion. The Playful Parent is not paid to promote or advertise events. Thank you Jack’s Pumpkin Glow for donating tickets.***