Pumpkin Glow 2021

The lawn of Fuller Lodge will be filled with the eerie, flickering glow of hundreds of carved pumpkins lit for the annual Pumpkin Glow, 6 pm to 9 pm, October 30, 2021. In past years, thousands of people have gazed in wide wonder at glowing visions of scary creatures, funny faces, cute animals, and fancy flowers. We encourage people of all ages and artistic talent to participate. Everyone can carve a pumpkin! The annual Pumpkin Glow is generally held the Saturday before Halloween in conjunction with other Trick-or-Treat on Main Street events.

You, too, can be a part of the fun by bringing your carved pumpkins to the Fuller Lodge lawn on Saturday, October 30, from 12 pm to 4 pm. From there, your pumpkin will be given a specific place to reside. Return after dark to view the hundreds of glowing gourds. Participants can pick up their pumpkins after the event (or choose from the unclaimed works of art).

MASKS REQUIRED FOR BOTH EVENTS (subject to change, depending on state requirements)

Pumpkin Carving Party

10 am to 12 pm, October 30, 2021 BYOP (Bring Your Own Pumpkin)

Gather at the Smith’s Marketplace patio to carve pumpkins together! In preparation for the Pumpkin Glow later in the evening, join others to carve creepy creations. Become inspired by what others are doing. After you are finished, your masterpiece will be transported for you to the Fuller Lodge lawn for the Pumpkin Glow. For even more fun, wear a costume!

30 free pumpkins will be provided by Smith’s on a first-come-first-serve basis. 100 free Pumpkin Master Carving Kits will also be provided on a first-come-first-serve basis. (Limit one pumpkin and one Carving Kit per family.)

2019 World Record Attempt

You can view our Pumpkin Event from 2019 here. Los Alamos Arts Council presented an attempt to break the Word Record of Most Pumpkins Carved Simultaneously. This fun event brought participants from around New Mexico, and fun was had by all!