Pumpkin glow

October 23 – 24, 2020

7:00 – 10:00 pm
Friday and Saturday

Hobson Freedom Park
2910 Trebein Rd.
Fairborn, OH 45325

Hobson Freedom Park will be filled with the flickering glow of 2,000 pumpkins! Enjoy a night walk in search of funny faces, cute animals and scary creatures at this family-friendly event. We’ll also have an ADA trail and yummy treats for sale. A local food vendor will be selling hamburgers, hot dogs, kettle corn, cider and other drinks.

Kids can trunk-or-treat, so wear your favorite costume. No costume? Check out our blacklight area for glow-in-the-dark fun! There will be loads of photo ops. Don’t miss this spook-tacular event!


Light the Night Pumpkin Hike 2020

Because of the guidelines in place for COVID-19, we are having to transition our traditional Pumpkin Glow (for this year) to a black light pumpkin hike, spread over 4 days. Don’t worry, there will still be the same amount of fun, just another location with registrations recommended. The trails at Caesar Ford Park will be “glowing” with black light reflective pumpkins. Click an event below for more information:

Oct 15

The Great Pumpkin Patch

October 15 @ 9:00 am1:00 pm
Oct 28

Light the Night Pumpkin Hike

October 28 @ 7:00 pm9:30 pm
Oct 29

Light the Night Pumpkin Hike

October 29 @ 7:00 pm9:30 pm
Oct 30

Light the Night Pumpkin Hike

October 30 @ 7:00 pm11:00 pm
Oct 31

Light the Night Pumpkin Hike

October 31 @ 7:00 pm11:00 pm


In preparation for our annual Pumpkin Glow, Greene County Parks & Trails needs your skill and creativity to paint and design pumpkin art templates on Monday, October 21 at Hobson Freedom Park in Fairborn. Call 937-562-6440 to volunteer your talent!

Our next step will be a fun day of pumpkin carving for everyone on Wednesday and Thursday, October 23-24 starting at 8am. The community is invited to join various art groups and professionals to carve and paint 2,000 pumpkins in styles ranging from normal jack-o-lanterns to more intricate and detailed pieces of art.

Venue has been changed to Caesar Ford Park for 2020