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Transylvania to scare up biggest-ever PumpkinMania on Oct. 24

 LEXINGTON, Ky.—Transylvania University’s PumpkinMania will be re-“vamped” this year because of the event’s increasing popularity.

This Lexington Halloween tradition will continue on Tuesday, Oct. 24, when the university lights hundreds of jack-o’-lanterns on the steps of historic Old Morrison off West Third Street.

The community is invited to attend this event, which will feature:

•6-7 p.m. trick-or-treating, music, food trucks
•7 p.m. jack-o’-lantern lighting
Free, nearby parking will be available for the event.

“We’re really excited about the changes we are making for this year,” said Michele Gaither Sparks, vice president for marketing and communications. “This will be our biggest PumpkinMania ever. We are closing off Third Street in front of the university, creating a larger trick-or-treat area, and bringing in food vendors and live music. Much of this year’s expansion is made possible by community partners such as our lead inaugural sponsor, White, Greer & Maggard Orthodontics.”

Transylvania also will host a public pumpkin carving all day Sunday, Oct. 22, in Back Circle off Fourth Street.

The Lexington community can still enjoy PumpkinMania after Tuesday’s lighting. The jack-o’-lanterns will be glowing each night through Halloween.

“What better place to celebrate Halloween than Transylvania University?” Sparks said.


Pumpkins on Old Morrison Steps