Folsom’s annual "Night of 1,000 Pumpkins" is a week away. The annual event encourages residents and visitors to bring in their spookiest, funniest, and biggest jack-o-lanterns to the biggest public pumpkin display in the Sacramento area. The event depends on visitors to provide jack-o-lanterns, so attendees are encouraged not to arrive empty-handed! Every pumpkin brought in will be entered to win prizes from local merchants – no need to be present to win. 2012 brought in 850 pumpkins, and event organizers hope this year they can top 1,000!
As in past years, the event is very much a social gathering. The pumpkins are the main attraction, as up to 1,000 jack-o-lanterns are expected to line the street. There will be lots of attractions to the evening – an outdoor movie screen will be up in the amphitheater, showing "It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" as soon as the evening is dark enough, followed by the movie "Goonies" later in the evening.
The event is popular for kids of all sizes; those dressed up can enjoy trick-or-treating from the Sutter Street merchants, as well as a costume parade and prizes for a variety of age groups (including big kids!).
New this year are a variety of changes:
– Pumpkin Bowling has been added as an attraction
– Sutter Street will be closed to vehicular traffic
– The jack-o-lantern raffle will now be done the next day, so no need to huddle around thousands of people!
The event is not to be missed. For best photographs, arrive early; dusk is the best time to capture the best "jacks"!
Night of 1,000 Pumpkins
Friday, October 25, 2013, 6-10PM
Sutter Street, Historic Folsom
Admission: 1 jack-o-lantern