Last night myself and the fam headed down to Providence, RI to the Roger Williams Zoo to take in the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular. There are literally thousands of carved & lighted pumpkins that are all set up along a trail in the zoo. It’s absolutely amazing and if you’re in the area and have never been, I highly recommend you stop by if you get the chance.
Here’s what it says on their website:
Experience the glow of thousands of pumpkins, set in a magical display of artistry during this night-time Spectacular and feast your eyes on hundreds of artfully carved jack-o-lanterns depicting people, places and scenes from popular culture to old-time favorites and everything in between – all with painstaking detail and amazing intricacy! Don’t miss this unique, family friendly evening event, commended by the U.S. Library of Congress, featured by The Early Show, CNN and the Associated Press and hailed by USA Today as “extraordinary.”
People come from all over New England to see it and I think it’s totally worth the drive (and the 30 minutes plus we had to wait in line to see it). I remember a few years back , this display was moved from the zoo and set up at McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket, RI (where the Paw Sox, the Red Sox minor league team, plays) and I think it was better when it was there. There was better parking and the line seemed to move WAY faster at McCoy, but this whole idea started at the zoo, so I suppose it’s appropriate that it’s back there.
Here are a few pics of the Jack-O-Lanters that I took last night:
The kids had a blast! It was a late night, but well worth it (well, at least I think so). This is my 4th or 5th time seeing the display, and I look forward to going again next year!