The Great Pumpkin Glow - October 15 & 16

Kingwood Center


Glowing Jack-o-lanterns at Kingwood Center Gardens Pumpkin Glow

Back for a 6th year, The Great Pumpkin Glow has gotten a make-over!

Extended walking paths along the South Trail, Scarecrow Row, live music, more vendors, and tons more pumpkins and gourds to make this fun-filled family event a night you will never forget!


Saturday, October 15, 5pm-10pm

Sunday, October 16, 5pm-9pm


$6.00 online**

$8.00 at the gate

Children 6 and under free

**Online ticketing will CLOSE at Noon on Saturday, October 15th.   

Click here to purchase your tickets NOW

 The Great Pumpkin Glow will go on, rain or shine!  Please, no refunds.




Ever want to become a member, but it never seemed to be the right time?  Well, now is your chance to not only become part of a fabulous organization, but get a wickedly cool t-shirt at the same time!

This super soft 50/50 blend Heather Gray t-shirt features a glow-in-the-dark pumpkin motif on the front.  On the back, it highlights three very generous sponsors of The Great Pumpkin Glow: Kokosing Construction, Co., Ohio Health and Taylor Metal Products, Co.

Please follow the link below to become a member between September 1 and October 16.  We will keep the list of all of our new members during this time period and get you your shirt at "The Glow".*

From all of us at Kingwood - THANK YOU!

Click here for more information on Membership


*While supplies last!

Regular Price $14.00 plus tax


NOTE:  The entry gate is located on Linden Road.  However, this road will be closed to traffic.  PLEASE read the following information.


There are three locations for you to park:

GREEN LOT (1): Value City Furniture on Park Avenue 

RED LOT (2):  Startek on Fourth Street 

On Saturday, October 15 from 6-8, Startek will provide Hot Chocolate in their lot!

ORANGE LOT (3): Mansfield High School off of Fourth and W. Park Blvd. 


Parking for The Great Pumpkin Glow

 THANK YOU to    on Park Avenue.  Our staff is utilizing this lot, but look for openings!


Google Map Download Parking Map


Shuttles will only pick-up and drop-off at Value City Furniture and Startek (see previous page on parking).

Once you are picked up at Value City or Startek the shuttle will proceed to drop you off near the gate.

Shuttles should be on a 15-20 minute rotational system.  Please look for a Kingwood Center Gardens staff member or volunteer to assist you with the latest information on shuttle run times.

NOTE: There will be NO shuttle in the Mansfield High parking lot.  Please follow the signs to take the short walk to the Linden gate.




At each 1/2 hour during Pumpkin Glow, join our friends from the Mansfield Richland County Public Library for a special storytime.

Each child will cut out a picture to take home with them based on a story told by one of MRCPL's pro-story tellers!

Their story area is located by the Gate House.

You won't want to miss this!


Mansfield/Richland County Public Library


Food Vendors:

Auntie Anne's

Funnel Cake, Elephant Ears, Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Burgers

French Fries

The Cheesecake Lady

Winter's Kettle Corn

Mama Jo's Cafe


The Travelin Man Band (Sat. night)

EKG (Sun. night)


Live Broadcast:

Mix 106.1 (Sat. night)



Rick Family Farms: Hay Rides: $3.00 per person

Colonial Wagon & Wheel

Polly Dehays: Caricatures: $5.00 per drawing


*Please be aware that some vendors will only be accepting cash.


The 6th Annual Great Pumpkin Glow would never happen without the generosity of the companies listed below.

Please click on the logo or name of the company to go directly to their site and learn more about the amazing things they do!

THANK YOU to all!


The Golden Jack-o'-Lantern Level:



Taylor Metal Products Company

The Silver Scarecrow Level:


 The Bronze Gourd Level:


The Iron Gate Level:

Estep Express

Mechanics Bank

Staffing Partners

Weldon Huston and Keyser, L.L.P.

Other very generous donors:


Apple Lane Transportation

Charles Mill Marina


DRM Productions


Home Depot

Jones Chips



Parking Sponsors:

Mansfield High School

OReilly Auto Parts


Value City Furniture

Shuttle Sponsors:

Crystal Care Center of Ashland

Kingston of Ashland

Mansfield Memorial Homes

Ontario Pointe

Signature Healthcare of Galion


Pumpkin Glow jack-o-lanterns


Are you a beginning carver and want to learn some tips on carving a pumpkin?

Are you an artist looking for an outlet to highlight your skills?

Are you "crafty" and love to create for the fun of it?

Are you looking for something unusual to do on a weeknight?


No matter what your level or reason, WE NEED YOU!

This year's Pumpkin Glow has been expanded to include 2300 linear ft more of walking paths and that means HUNDREDS more pumpkins to be carved and lit.


There will be two full days of carving:

Wednesday, October 12th and Thursday, October 13th.  Both days from 10am-8pm


No need to register, just show up!  But, for more information, please call 419.522.0211, ext. 107