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Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular at Roger Williams Park Zoo

Roger Williams Park Zoo and Rhode Island PBS invite you to experience Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular from September 29 through October 31!

This year’s theme celebrates 75 years of television! Enjoy the nostalgia of favorite TV show icons artistically carved on thousands of pumpkins. From Mr. Ed to The Walking Dead, from Oprah to I Love Lucy, this year’s Spectacular has something for everyone. Have a “Yabba-Dabba-Do time” while “Taking a break from all your worries,” as the shows’ musical theme songs accompany the experience.

Now, through October 23 when you join or renew your membership at the $75 level or more you’ll receive (2) tickets to the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular while supplies last! Tickets are valid Sunday - Friday, but exclude Saturday evenings.  Please be sure to select the tickets as your thank you gift from the drop down menu before you check out!  

Visit for more information about Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular. Trail open nightly 6:00 – 10:30 pm. LAST ENTRY AT 10:00 PM. Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular is open rain or shine.

South Park Pumpkin
Looney Tunes Pumpkin
Assorted Pumpkins with Glowing Eyes
I Love Lucy Pumpkin

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Oh My Gourd! The Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular Story
Oh My Gourd! The Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular Story

Oh My Gourd! The Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular Story features the extraordinary artistic feat that takes place at Roger Williams Park Zoo every October.

With more than 5,000 carved pumpkins on display and an average of 110,000 - 140,000 visitors from all over the world each season, this is not your average pumpkin show!

Rhode Island PBS Kids Club kids dressed in Halloween costumes sitting in the clubhouse