Your favorite fall tradition returns in October 21-25, 2020! Westerville Parks and Recreation will again present five nights of fall whimsy at The Great Westerville Pumpkin Glow at Heritage Park, 60 N. Cleveland Ave.
The park, home to historic Everal Barn, will transform into an autumn wonderland featuring a quarter-mile wooded trail aglow with thousands of carved pumpkins.
The family-friendly fun doesn't stop there; outside the trail you'll find an array of festive games, crafts, music, entertainment, food trucks and more!
All activities are included with the admission price except food truck purchases. Stay tuned for more details as the event approaches.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.westerville.org/registration, in-person at the Westerville Community Center (350 N. Cleveland Ave.) or at the event each day.
$12 for adults ages 16 and up
$10 for youth ages 3-15
Free for under 3
Tickets are non-refundable but, if needed, can be exchanged for another evening of the event. Please call the Westerville Community Center at (614) 901-6500 for assistance.
There is free parking and shuttle service each night of the event. Check out the map below to see parking options around Heritage Park. Shuttle buses will run continuously between the event and parking lots. Please note handicap parking is available at the Westerville Senior Center.
Heritage Park has an entrance on both Cleveland Ave. and Main St. However, these entrances are only for the shuttles, volunteers and walkers. The event is located in the back of the park, so we highly recommend utilizing the designated parking lots and shuttle service.
Westerville Parks and Recreation is in need of volunteers for The Great Westerville Pumpkin Glow. This event requires the help of many artists and community volunteers to bring intricate pumpkin displays to life at Heritage Park.
Individuals age 16 and up and groups are encouraged to volunteer. All volunteers receive free admission to the event.
To get involved, visit our volunteer portal.
What happens if it rains?
The Great Westerville Pumpkin Glow will continue rain or shine.
How do I purchase tickets online?
Head to www.westerville.org/registration, click the tickets tab at the top and then select "Great Westerville Pumpkin Glow." From there, you will be able to select a specific day, number of tickets and checkout as a guest.
Can I exchange my ticket for another night?
Tickets can be exchanged for any reason up until 12 p.m. on the day of the original ticket. Call the Westerville Community Center at (614) 901-6500 for assistance. Tickets are non-refundable.
Is there a fee for very young kids and babies?
Children age 2 and under get free admission to the event.
Can I bring in outside drinks or food?
Attendees can bring their own beverages and snacks. However, please note that alcohol is prohibited in the park. There are also several food trucks at the event each night.
Do I have to take the shuttle?
Attendees do not have to use the shuttle service. However, once you enter Heritage Park, it is about a 10-15 minute walk back to the event activities. We highly recommend utilizing the shuttle service.
Is the Westerville Pumpkin Glow wheelchair-friendly?
The event is wheelchair-friendly. The actual pumpkin trail and some activities are on a paved surface. The remaining attractions are set up in the grass.
Should we wear Halloween costumes?
Guests are welcome to wear costumes if desired. Adults cannot wear costumes that cover their faces.
What do I have to pay for once inside the event?
All activities are included with the admission price except food truck purchases.
Can my dog come to the event too?
The Westerville Pumpkin Glow is not designed to be dog-friendly.
Who carved all the pumpkins?
Thousands of pumpkins have been carved by Parks and Recreation staff, community volunteers, students and professional artists.
Is this a new event?
The Great Westerville Pumpkin Glow premiered this fall! Parks and Recreation hopes to make this an annual community event.
Still have questions?
Please contact the Westerville Community Center at (614) 901-6500 for more information.
A big thank you to the 2019 sponsors who helped make this inaugural event possible: Mount Carmel St. Ann's, WASA, OhioHealth, 7Up, Schmidt's, Leap of Faith, Dairy Queen and McDonald's.