Pumpkins, Volunteers & Competitors Needed for the City’s 14th Annual Pumpkin Trail

City of Lubbock Parks and Recreation Department and Michael Postar’s Affordable Storage will host the 14th Annual Pumpkin Trail from October 27-30, 2022, at the Lubbock Memorial Arboretum. The goal this year is to collect 2,000 pumpkins. The more jack-o-lanterns received, the longer the trail will be. To make this happen, the City needs the citizens of Lubbock to donate their carved pumpkins to the Pumpkin Trail. In 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 26, from 7 a.m. – 8 p.m., and Thursday, October 27, from 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. 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.

Pumpkin Carving Competition
This year the community has a chance to get involved with Pumpkin Trail in a new way by participating in Parks and Recreation’s first ever Pumpkin Carving Competition. This competition will be held at Hodges Community Center on Tuesday, October 25, 2022, at 6 p.m. Registration is required, please register at playlubbock.com.

Pumpkin Trail Volunteers Needed
We are also 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 playlubbock.com

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