The now annual Jack-O-Lantern Walk is unique to the state of Iowa, thanks to both the number of pumpkins, set at 600+ this year and the incredibly detailed carvings you’ll see on the pumpkins. The must-see Jack-O-Lantern Walk is a part of Reiman Gardens’ Spirits in the Gardens Halloween event, which will be held on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 20 and 21.


All are welcome to join in the spooky fun by attending in costume. Trick or treat at Reiman Gardens and join in a variety of activities, including storytelling, Meet-A-Scientist and more. Dress in costume and bring a bag to collect candy. Then stay afterwards to see an astounding display of 600 plus carved pumpkins lit against the evening sky.


Saturday schedule


4-7 p.m. – Trick or treat


4-7 p.m. – Activities and storytelling


7-10 p.m. – Jack-O-Lantern Walk - carved lit pumpkins


Sunday schedule


4-7 p.m. – Trick or treat


4-7 p.m. – Activities and storytelling


7- 9 p.m. – Jack-O-Lantern Walk - carved lit pumpkins


Takes place rain or shine.


Advance tickets available — valid for one-time visit either Saturday OR Sunday. Preregister this year to skip the line!


Members and ISU students: $3 in advance and $4 at the door. General public: $5 in advance and $6 at the door. Kids under 2 are free. No refunds.


For additional information: https://www.reimangardens.com/event/spirits-in-the-gardens-5/.