Pumpkin Nights 2017: Auburn, CA

Pumpkin Nights: the highly anticipated Most Delightful Halloween Tradition! Pumpkin Nights captures the essence of Halloween through eight immersive lands created with over 3,000 hand-carved pumpkins.

Pumpkin Nights: the highly anticipated Most Delightful Halloween Tradition! Pumpkin Nights captures the essence of Halloween through eight immersive lands created with over 3,000 hand-carved pumpkins.

Pumpkin Nights: the highly anticipated Most Delightful Halloween Tradition! Pumpkin Nights captures the essence of Halloween through eight immersive lands created with over 3,000 hand-carved pumpkins.

Pumpkin Nights: the highly anticipated Most Delightful Halloween Tradition! Pumpkin Nights captures the essence of Halloween through eight immersive lands created with over 3,000 hand-carved pumpkins.

Pumpkin Nights: the highly anticipated Most Delightful Halloween Tradition! Pumpkin Nights captures the essence of Halloween through eight immersive lands created with over 3,000 hand-carved pumpkins.

Pumpkin Nights: the highly anticipated Most Delightful Halloween Tradition! Pumpkin Nights captures the essence of Halloween through eight immersive lands created with over 3,000 hand-carved pumpkins.

Pumpkin Nights: the highly anticipated Most Delightful Halloween Tradition! Pumpkin Nights captures the essence of Halloween through eight immersive lands created with over 3,000 hand-carved pumpkins.

Pumpkin Nights: the highly anticipated Most Delightful Halloween Tradition! Pumpkin Nights captures the essence of Halloween through eight immersive lands created with over 3,000 hand-carved pumpkins.

Pumpkin Nights: the highly anticipated Most Delightful Halloween Tradition! Pumpkin Nights captures the essence of Halloween through eight immersive lands created with over 3,000 hand-carved pumpkins.

 

Pumpkin Nights: the highly anticipated Most Delightful Halloween Tradition! Pumpkin Nights captures the essence of Halloween through eight immersive lands created with over 3,000 hand-carved pumpkins.

Pumpkin Nights: the highly anticipated Most Delightful Halloween Tradition! Pumpkin Nights captures the essence of Halloween through eight immersive lands created with over 3,000 hand-carved pumpkins.

Pumpkin Nights: the highly anticipated Most Delightful Halloween Tradition! Pumpkin Nights captures the essence of Halloween through eight immersive lands created with over 3,000 hand-carved pumpkins.

Pumpkin Nights: the highly anticipated Most Delightful Halloween Tradition! Pumpkin Nights captures the essence of Halloween through eight immersive lands created with over 3,000 hand-carved pumpkins.

Pumpkin Nights: the highly anticipated Most Delightful Halloween Tradition! Pumpkin Nights captures the essence of Halloween through eight immersive lands created with over 3,000 hand-carved pumpkins.

Pumpkin Nights: the highly anticipated Most Delightful Halloween Tradition! Pumpkin Nights captures the essence of Halloween through eight immersive lands created with over 3,000 hand-carved pumpkins.

Pumpkin Nights: the highly anticipated Most Delightful Halloween Tradition! Pumpkin Nights captures the essence of Halloween through eight immersive lands created with over 3,000 hand-carved pumpkins.

A few weeks ago we got to attend a pre-showing of the very first Pumpkin Nights in Auburn CA.  We took off from work a bit early, fed the kids, changed them into their Halloween costumes and headed to a very much anticipated evening! All of us were not sure what to expect! We arrived a little after 7 and quickly made our way through all of the perfectly displayed “worlds.”

This was such a cool and special experience for us. Because it was a pre-show of the Pumpkin Nights events, we weren’t fighting any crowds. It was as if we had the whole place to ourselves which was awesome since we had never experienced anything like this as a family before.  We were wide-eyed the entire way through! It reminded me a bit of the excitement around Christmas time, when all the neighborhoods are lit up with Christmas lights, except these were lit up, hand-carved pumpkins! Pretty unreal! Despite it being a school night and the kids being out late, it did not stop them from running around in awe of everything displayed!

At the end of the walk through there was a station where a man was hand carving more pumpkins in preparation for the opening night (pictured above).  There was also craft stations set up for the kids, hot cocoa and free snacks! It felt like an early Christmas combined with being at the fair! SUPER fun for both the kids and the adults! Seeing as this is the first year, I can see the event growing every season!

Pumpkin Nights is essentially an outdoor festival where you walk a half-mile path of over 3,000 hand-carved synthetic and 1,000 fresh pumpkins.  These are literally larger-than-life displays as you can see in some of the photos above. Pumpkin nights held their first festival in 2016 at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. They had so much success that they decided to continue the festival this year and add two cities, Salt Lake City, UT and Auburn, CA. We are SO glad they came here!

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All Photos By: Nicole Quiroz

 

  • Comments ( 55 )

  • avatar
    Torey Noora

    This is so cool! I wish we had something like it close to us!
    Xx

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    Jordan | Read. Eat. Repeat.

    How fun! It looks like they put a lot of effort into the details of how everything looks. Also, i dig the free snacks 🙂

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    Laura || Walking in Memphis in High Heels

    I love this! I’ve been to something similar and had so much fun! The details and hard work they put into these pumpkins is amazing!

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    kylie

    This looks like a blast!! I can’t believe how incredible those carvings are!

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    Taylor Aube

    this looks magical and like something out of a movie! Love these pics!

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    Jen Temcio

    We got to go to a similar LIGHT EVENT IN DETROIT AT CHRISTMAS A FEW YEARS AGO AND i LOVED IT. tHIS HALLOWEEN THEME LOOKS EVEN BETTER. wISH i COULD GO.

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    Tanvi Rastogi

    Wow … That’s quite a fabulous production. Looks at all the lights and carved pumpkins. Must be so cool to visit it.

    ❥ tanvii.com

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    Nicole

    I love all of this so much! Halloween is my absolute favorite holiday – thanks for sharing!


    <3 Nicole
    http://www.thedoctorette.com

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    Courtney Byers

    This sounded sooo fun! A pumpkin patch is on my weekend to do list 🙂

  • avatar
    Ashley

    This looks like so much fun! What a perfect way to enjoy the halloween festivities!

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    Kelly Reci

    Wow! What a fun and cute event you’ve experience! I’ll make sure to bring my kids there soon!

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    Gladys parker

    That looks so awesome! My grandchildren, heck even I would enjoy going through there. I wondered how they were dressed so light then I seen IT WAS ca. wE HAVE NOTHING LIKE THAT AROUND US HERE IN ny. i CAN IMAGINE THE KIDS HAD A GREAT TIME WITH THE CRAFTS, GAMES AND SNACKS!

  • avatar
    Tami Qualls

    I would love to take my to Pumpkin Nights Fest this year! If only we lived closer…

  • avatar
    Laura Leigh

    Oh my goodness! This looks so fun!!! The kids look adorable in their costumes too.

    xo Laura Leigh
    http://www.louellareese.com

  • avatar
    Alexandra

    I remember when the extent of Halloween was just the kids going trick or treating. sure has grown into a much bigger , more extravagant “holiday”. I’m waiting for reformation day (also Oct 31st) to take off. 😁

  • avatar
    Ashley Zeal

    This looks like so much fun!!!

  • avatar
    Anna English

    What a fun event for the kids!

  • avatar
    Ana@CelebratingSunshine

    Wow, that looks magical! I wish I was there. Your pictures are beautiful! 🙂

  • avatar
    Harmony, Momma To Go

    we have something similar around here, rise ofthe jack o lanterns, its super expensive though we havent been. these displays look really cool! I love outdoor fall events!

  • avatar
    Heather ♥ thedomesticdiva

    It looks like ya’ll had so much fun. My boys would love to visit this place.

  • avatar
    Nicole Green

    Oh my goodness this looks so cool and like it would be so much fun! I’m sure the kids loved it!

  • avatar
    krystal

    This time of year is so much fun! I love looking at pumpkins and the lights of the season.

  • avatar
    Annette Dattilo

    Oh wow – I bet that really was a magical time with your family. I wish we had something like that here in Houston. So glad you guys had some good family time.

  • avatar
    Heather

    Halloween is my favorite time of year! This looks like such a wonderful way to experience the fun of the season! I’m sure it would make for a wonderful family tradition.

  • avatar
    Annaliese

    This looks like such a fun and magical halloween event!

    xoxo A
    http://www.southernbelleintraining.com

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    Stephani

    This looks sUper fun and festive! I wish we had something like this nearby! Something cool to do with The kiddos!

    Xo, steph

  • avatar
    megan

    how cool?!! this looks like so much fun!

    xo megan

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    Calleigh Keibler

    This looks so much fun!! my kiddo would love to go there.. I love the ambience and of course the lights…

  • avatar
    Adaleta

    Wow this is so cool! I would love to go there it looks so fun!

  • avatar
    Jenna Colgrove

    this looks like such a fun night!!! and so festive!

  • avatar
    Kim

    This looks so fun! Such a fun halloween event!

    xoxo,
    Kim

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    miriam

    this looks like such a fun event! i love this time of year!

  • avatar
    Katwalksf

    This looks like so much fun!

  • avatar
    Ashley DTKAustin

    This festival looks so awesome I need to check it out!

  • avatar
    Annie

    This lOOks like a great time!! So fun!

  • avatar
    Rachel Li

    Wow! This looks like such a fun night!!

  • avatar
    jcrewismyfavstsore

    This looks like SO much fun! This post is making me want to head to a pumpkin patch now!!!!

  • avatar
    kelly torrez

    How magical, I love all of the lights!

    Birdie Shoots

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    jessica

    Looks like you guys had an amazing time! I love this time of year!
    xo Jessica
    http://www.whatsfordinneresq.com

  • avatar
    Gita

    How cool is this! looks like you had a lot of fun

  • avatar
    Brandi Soileau

    This place looks like a really cool pumpkin patch.. so fun!!

    xoxo brandi
    http://www.brandisoileau.com

  • avatar
    Maggie

    Wow, this is really cool!! What a great family-friendly event!

    http://www.maggiealamode.com

  • avatar
    Lindsay

    Looks like Such a fun fall activity for the whole family!

  • avatar
    Ashley houston

    what wonderful memories for you and your family! Such great phoTos

  • avatar
    Anna Baun

    Ruthie, seriously how cute are these! What a great way to celebrate the holiday! XO

    Anna || A Lily Love Affair

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    Erin @ Her Heartland Soul

    Omg that pumpkin decor. I love!

  • avatar
    Carissa

    This did remind me of christmas!! And i love these types of things – especially that it’s about halloween! I wish florida had something like this – we generally do more festivities for christmas but it would be nice to do more engaging activities that focused on halloween (where kids could dress up!)

  • avatar
    Liz

    So fun! Auburn is a cute place!

    Liz
    http://Www.lizzieinlace.com

  • avatar
    Whitney

    Aw Such a fun day with your kiddos! Happy weekend!

  • avatar
    Meghan

    This looks like SO much fun. I might have to make a trip to Auburn sometime to check this out!

  • avatar
    angelle Marix

    LOVE this!!!!!!! LOOks and sounds like so much fun!!

    xoxo,
    Angelle
    http://www.dashingdarlin.com

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    Sarah Lindner

    wow this looks like so much fun! We have one by my house just like this! Such a blast!

    XOXO
    SARAH LINDNER
    http://WWW.THEHOUSEOFSEQUINS.COM

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    Nonee N.

    This looks like so much fun! Your Kiddos in their outfits 🙌🏾 So cute

  • avatar
    Tara

    this looks like such a fun time!

  • avatar
    Kristina

    OH my gosh, how cool is this place?!

    Xo, kristina

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