Carved Pumpkins Needed for the 14th Annual Pumpkin Trail

Lubbock Parks and Recreation and Michael Postar’s Affordable Storage will host the 14th Annual Pumpkin Trail from October 27-30, 2022, at the Lubbock Memorial Arboretum. We are still looking for volunteers and pumpkins.

Are you interested in being a part of the 14th Annual Pumpkin Trail? We have a variety of different opportunities for everyone in the community to do so! This year Parks and Recreation’s goal is to have over 2,000 pumpkins and we are asking the community for help in achieving that goal. The more pumpkins donated, the longer the trail will be. In the past years, there have been more than 1,800 pumpkins and more than 25,000 visitors at the trail. Carved pumpkin drop-off will be on Wednesday, October 26th, 7 AM – 8 PM and on October 27th (Thursday) 7 AM – 4 PM outside the Lubbock Memorial Arboretum at 4111 University on the east side of the parking lot. Look for the “DELIVER PUMPKINS HERE” signs. Groups bringing 10 or more pumpkins will have a sign posted on the trail with their name or logo on it. Pumpkin carvings must be family-friendly.

For those interested in some friendly competition be sure to sign up for the first-ever Parks and Recreation Pumpkin Carving Competition. The competition will be hosted at Hodges Community Center on Tuesday, October 25th at 6pm. Prizes will be awarded to Best Team Theme, Best Parks and Rec Theme (Witch’s Cabinet), and Best Pumpkin. Registration is required, to register visit

We are still looking for volunteers to help us host this year’s Pumpkin Trail. It’s a fun volunteer opportunity for youth groups, scouts, student organizations, and anyone interested in helping us put on this great family event. For more information about volunteer opportunities and shift times please visit

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