Worth the Drive: Pumpkins Aglow at Franklin Park Conservatory

Franklin Park Conservatory is one of our favorite Ohio gems, and this month is the prefect time to visit! Pumpkins Aglow at Franklin Park Conservatory runs Wednesday through Sunday evenings, Oct. 14-18 and Oct. 21-25. Pumpkins Aglow is a special opportunity to experience the magic of the harvest season under the stars, surrounded by glowing pumpkins and enchanting scenery.

Here’s what to expect at Pumpkins Aglow at Franklin Park Conservatory:

Enjoy hundreds of carved pumpkins and seasonal horticulture displays at this Ohio treasure. Pumpkins will be found outdoors, displayed along the path leading to the Grand Mallway. Kids can spot the Pumpkin Patch Monster, pass between the legs of the giant spider or explore the spectacular Pumpkin House! (Please note: facial coverings are required indoors for all guests over age 6.)

Pumpkins Aglow will include roaming entertainment each night from 6-8 pm. Enjoy light-up juggling with The Royal Jokers October 14-18 and fire juggling and fire-eating with the Cincinnati Circus October 21-25.

Pumpkins Aglow also offers guests the chance to enjoy the entirety of the Conservatory during the evening. The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation Children’s Garden will be open and decorated with colorful up-lighting and the Paul Busse Garden Railway will be chugging along. Indoor Conservatory experiences will be open as well, with Harvest Blooms decorating the Atrium and Showhouse with colorful autumn horticulture.

Families can also shop Franklin Park’s Glass Pumpkin Sale pop-up. Hundreds of beautiful glass pumpkins and autumn-themed items handcrafted by local glass artists will be on display and offered for sale.

Tickets for Pumpkins Aglow are as follows:

General Admission (ages 13–59): $22

Seniors (ages 60+): $19

Children (ages 3-12): $12

Member Rates

Member (ages 13–59): $11

Member (ages 60+): $9.50

Member (ages 3-12): $6

You’ll need to purchase tickets ahead of time, which you can do here.

For more information on Pumpkins Aglow, visit fpconservatory.org.

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