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Pumpkins Aglow: Sold Out

10-14-2020 10-25-2020 5 - 9pm (Wednesday - Sunday evenings)

The Conservatory will close to the public at 4PM in order to prepare for Pumpkins Aglow

Pumpkins Aglow has sold out! Thank you for the excitement and interest in this special engagement. Harvest Blooms is an excellent alternative to enjoy fall at the Conservatory. Tickets are also available for Conservatory Aglow, the annual holiday lights exhibition.

Join us on Wednesday through Sunday evenings (Oct. 14-18 and Oct. 21-25) for Pumpkins Aglow! Pumpkins Aglow is a special opportunity to experience the magic of the harvest season under the stars, surrounded by glowing pumpkins and enchanting scenery.

Enjoy hundreds of carved pumpkins and seasonal horticulture displays. Pumpkins can be found outdoors, displayed along the path leading to the Grand Mallway. Spot the Pumpkin Patch Monster, pass between the legs of the giant spider or explore the spectacular Pumpkin House again this year.

Check-in is located through our front doors at the Visitor Center. Just have your pre-purchased ticket out and ready to be scanned and be on your way to a perfect autumn evening!

As stated above, tickets are sold out.

-Wednesday the 21st: SOLD OUT
-Thursday the 22nd: SOLD OUT
-Friday the 23rd: SOLD OUT
-Saturday the 24th: SOLD OUT
-Sunday the 25th: SOLD OUT

Know Before You Go

A safe and enjoyable experience for our guests and staff is our top priority. To this end, changes have been made to our Ticketing and Health & Safety procedures. For the most enjoyable experience, review these procedures before visiting.

 Thank you in advance for your participation!


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  • The Conservatory will be closed to the public from 4-5pm before Pumpkins Aglow. This closure between the day and evening experience will allow the facility to be cleaned and set up for the Special Engagement. Guests will not be permitted to stay in the Conservatory buildings or interior grounds from 4-5 pm.
  • Tickets should be reserved in advance online. Choose your timed tickets for arrival here. Please arrive within 15 minutes of your scheduled time. Timed tickets allow for control of the facility’s capacity as well as improves the safety of the check-in process.
  • Pumpkins Aglow is rain or shine. Due to the limited number of spaces currently available, we apologize that we can no longer accommodate changes in reservation date and/or time and no refunds will be available.
  • Tickets to these popular evenings will likely sell out. Reserve tickets well in advance to book the day and time that works best for you. If you need to cancel or change your reservation, please call the Visitor Center at 614-715-8002 or email VisitorServices@fpconservatory.org.
  • Guests are welcome to stay as long as they would like after arrival.
  • Special Engagement prices are in effect for Pumpkins Aglow as well as Conservatory Aglow.

Special Engagement Admission Rates:

General Admission (ages 13–59): $22

Seniors (ages 60+): $19

Children (ages 3-12): $12

 Member Rates

Member (ages 13–59): $11

Member (ages 60+): $9.50

Member (ages 3-12): $6

Patron, Benefactor and Monarch Society memberships receive free admission to Pumpkins Aglow. Call our membership team at 614.715.8054 to upgrade today!

Health & Safety Procedures

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  • The Conservatory is complying with all local and state guidelines.
  • Face coverings are required for our indoor and outdoor spaces. Children under 6 are not required to wear a face covering.
  • Please review the full list of Health and Safety measures before your visit.


Pumpkins Aglow will include roaming entertainment each night from 6-8pm. Enjoy light-up juggling with The Royal Jokers October 14-18 and fire juggling and fire-eating with the Cincinnati Circus October 21-25.

Families can also shop our The Glass Pumpkin Sale pop-up. Hundreds of beautiful glass pumpkins and autumn-themed items handcrafted by local glass artists will be on display and offered for sale.

Exhibitions On View

Pumpkins Aglow also offers guests the chance to enjoy the entirety of the Conservatory during the evening. The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation Children’s Garden will be open until 9pm and decorated with colorful up-lighting and the Paul Busse Garden Railway will be chugging along. Indoor Conservatory experiences will be open as well, with Harvest Blooms decorating the Atrium and Showhouse with colorful autumn horticulture.


The Conservatory Food Truck will be onsite offering seasonal food, beverages, beer, wine, and a specialty cocktail. A kettle corn vendor is available each night as well as additional local food vendors.

Guests must remain seated in marked dining areas while eating or drinking.

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