Posted: Wednesday, September 28, 2016

LEXINGTON, Ky.—PumpkinMania, a Lexington Halloween tradition, will continue on Oct. 25 when Transylvania University lights hundreds of jack-o’-lanterns on the steps of historic Old Morrison off West Third Street.

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

•6-7 p.m. trick-or-treating, a food vendor (cash only) and other refreshments

•7 p.m. jack-o'-lantern lighting

Free, nearby parking will be available for the event.

“Transylvania University is the perfect place to celebrate Halloween in downtown Lexington,” said Ashley Coons, who is the assistant registrar and a PumpkinMania organizer. “It’s a great opportunity for the university and the community to come together for a celebration with music, trick-or-treating, games, food and, of course, the jack-o’-lantern lighting.” 

In addition to the locally grown pumpkins carved by the Transy community, there will be a carving contest among local schoolchildren, and the public is encouraged to drop off their own creations on the Old Morrison steps by 3 p.m. Oct. 24.

Everyone is welcome to join us for pumpkin carving from noon to 6 p.m. Oct. 23 and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 24 in Haupt Circle. Bring your own pumpkins—and Transylvania will clean out the insides for you.

The jack-o’-lanterns will remain on display through Halloween night.

(Here's a map to help find your way around campus.)