Just when you thought you had seen it all,
Rocking Granny Prop. The Scarecrows are restless.
The Haunted Trail Hayride, a spine-tingling 30-minute journey along a wooded trail, highlights the annual Pumpkins in the Park, which has quickly become one of the tri-state area’s largest, most popular Halloween events. The Hayride lines are open from 6 pm to 10 pm each night with Saturday night's children's activities; costume contest, pumpkin painting, face painting, storytelling and community based Trunk-or-Treat, taking place 5 pm to 7 pm on the Karlan Mansion lawn.
Pumpkins in the Park is one of the most popular and well attended events at Wilderness Road State Park, with more than 2,000 visitors taking part in last year’s amazing festivities. Despite the overwhelming success of the Haunted Trail Hayride, the headlining
event is once again undergoing a significant upgrade.
Wilderness Witches ready to cast a few spells!
We’ve added more scenes (now about 18-20 in total), new lighting effects to illuminate the scenes better and creepy sounds to bring each scene more to life. Our maintenance staff and Chief Ranger Mike Lambert have worked very hard to create some awesome props for this year. Some even amaze me. Some even scare me!
Admission to this unique event is just $3 per vehicle on Friday night (hayride only) and $5 per vehicle on Saturday night. The admission will go toward the expenses incurred with the event and to assist the Friends group with next year’s Pumpkins in the Park. For more information, or to find out how your church, group, business or family can help make this event a success, please call the park at 276-445-3065 or visit the Pumpkins in the Park official website by clicking here.