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    Pumpkin Nights was founded in 2016 at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds with a mission to showcase local artists and celebrate the most magical time of year without the gore and scares. Now, Pumpkin Nights runs through the month of October in many cities across the US.

    At PUMPKIN NIGHTS, you will venture along a half-mile walking path, where you’ll discover the Forbidden City, a Pirate’s Cove, and more fantastical lands built using over 5,000 hand-carved real and artificial pumpkins. The celebration continues with entertainment and games in The Village, our festival area.

    Journey through six magical pumpkin-themed lands. Real-life fire dancers. Live pumpkin carving by professional artists. Snack on a variety of options from local food vendors. Warm-up with a mug of hot cocoa or an adult beverage. Then top it all off with a slice of pumpkin pie. Bring the kids and dig for burried treasure in Pirate Cove. Play our pumpkin games in Monster Mash.

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