The Elizabethan Gardens welcomes all for ‘A Night of 1587 Pumpkins’

Published 9:00 am Saturday, October 28, 2023

Getting your Trinity Audio player ready...

The Elizabethan Gardens’ “A Night of 1587 Pumpkins” event will be held on Saturday, October 28 from 5 to 8 p.m. Treats, contests and, of course, pumpkins set the stage for this fun-filled family event.

“In 1587, English colonists came to Roanoke Island. At this event, we will attempt to light 1,587 jack-o-lanterns. Come carve a pumpkin for free beforehand or bring a carved pumpkin to the event to help reach our goal,” said The Elizabethan Gardens executive director Theresa Armendarez. “Guests may follow a map of the Gardens to gather candy at designated ‘treat stations’ and enjoy lawn games.” Costume and scream contests – grouped by age – will be a highlight of the evening. Hot chocolate, apple cider, and s’more kits will be available for sale to enjoy at the firepit.

Standard admission applies: Adults $12 (ages 18 and older); youth $8 (ages 6 to 17); children $4 (ages 3 to 5); child free (2 and under); dog $5. All guests – members and not-yet-members – are encouraged to purchase online tickets in advance. Oak Circle members may select this fall event to receive eight free passes. Tickets and additional information are available online at

Get the latest headlines sent to you

Participating vendors include OBX Kettle Corn and The Elizabethan Gardens’ gift shop.