Autumn is the only season where pumpkins are judged by their personality as well as their performance in the swimsuit competition. Get to know fall's finest with this Groupon.
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- $6 for one adult admission (a $12.50 value)
- $22 for four admissions (up to a $50 value)
The autumn festival includes an illuminated nighttime pumpkin trail, a creepy hayride into the woods, live bluegrass music, and food from local vendors. The festivities run at Mountain and Meadows at Turkey Pen in Pisgah National Forest every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday starting Friday, October 12, and ending Sunday, October 28.
Stingy Jack's Pumpkin Patch
When the sun sets over the Pisgah National Forest, the gourds lining Stingy’s Illuminated Pumpkin Trails begin to glow. Its more than 1,000 craft pumpkins—hand carved by local artists—display scenes such as rainforests, pirates, and mythical creatures. Before nightfall, however, Stingy Jack's Pumpkin Patch entices guests with myriad other autumnal attractions. The forest beckons guests to explore its spooky trail on foot or via hayride, a hay-bale maze challenges them twists and turns, and a human hamster wheel welcomes sprint sessions, all of which are carefully monitored by a staff of giant scientists.
Throughout the day, dance groups command the stage while local vendors hawk their wares and munchies, and Stingy Jack's Pumpkin Patch personnel sell pumpkins grown by local farmers. Along with pumpkins for purchase, Stingy’s Ultimate Pumpkin Chunker hurtles them into the woods in a grand spectacle all night once the pumpkin trail lights up.