U.S. markets closed
  • S&P 500

    3,585.62
    -54.85 (-1.51%)
     
  • Dow 30

    28,725.51
    -500.10 (-1.71%)
     
  • Nasdaq

    10,575.62
    -161.89 (-1.51%)
     
  • Russell 2000

    1,664.72
    -10.21 (-0.61%)
     
  • Crude Oil

    79.74
    -1.49 (-1.83%)
     
  • Gold

    1,668.30
    -0.30 (-0.02%)
     
  • Silver

    19.01
    +0.30 (+1.62%)
     
  • EUR/USD

    0.9801
    -0.0018 (-0.19%)
     
  • 10-Yr Bond

    3.8040
    +0.0570 (+1.52%)
     
  • GBP/USD

    1.1166
    +0.0043 (+0.38%)
     
  • USD/JPY

    144.7200
    +0.2770 (+0.19%)
     
  • BTC-USD

    19,120.23
    -224.00 (-1.16%)
     
  • CMC Crypto 200

    443.49
    +0.06 (+0.01%)
     
  • FTSE 100

    6,893.81
    +12.22 (+0.18%)
     
  • Nikkei 225

    25,937.21
    -484.84 (-1.83%)
     

Jack-O'-Lantern festival to light up Marshfield Fairgrounds starting Sept. 23

·1 min read
Hollowed Harvest, a jack-o-lantern festival and showcase, opens on Sept. 23 at the Marshfield Fairgrounds and runs through Oct. 30.
Hollowed Harvest, a jack-o-lantern festival and showcase, opens on Sept. 23 at the Marshfield Fairgrounds and runs through Oct. 30.

MARSHFIELD – With the  rides deconstructed and the scent of fried dough fading from August's Marshfield Fair, a new attraction will take over the fairgrounds in September.

Hollowed Harvest, a jack-o-lantern festival and showcase, opens on Sept. 23 and runs through Oct. 30.  Visitors will take a 35- to 40-minute walk, past more than 7,000 carved jack-o-lanterns. The lanterns are assembled into large displays, some almost two stories high.

The festival, run by BOLD Media, will debut a jack-o-lantern tunnel, constructed from several hundred lanterns. There will also be displays of intricately carved jack-o-lanterns that visitors can  see up close.

More events in Marshfield: Annual rib cook-off in Marshfield expected to welcome thousands of foodies Sept. 10

Here's what's new at the fair: Marshfield Fair to launch 154th season this month, welcome 150,000 people

"Hollowed Harvest is focused on the beautiful art of Halloween and the artistry of pumpkins and jack-o'-lanterns. There's things that families can enjoy. Nothing is going to jump out and scare people here," said Matthew Glaser, CEO of BOLD Media.

A towering pyramid display  is one of the festival's signature displays modeled after ancient Egypt with lanterns assembled in the shape of the Great Pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx and a pharaoh.

Hollowed Harvest, a jack-o-lantern festival and showcase, opens on Sept. 23 at the Marshfield Fairgrounds and runs through Oct. 30.
Hollowed Harvest, a jack-o-lantern festival and showcase, opens on Sept. 23 at the Marshfield Fairgrounds and runs through Oct. 30.

A dinosaur park and under-the-sea-scene are among other large displays.

'I like learning new things': Marshfield Hurricane football players get kids moving at summer camp

"We look forward to it becoming a tradition for families across the South Shore," Glaser said.

Glaser said the festival changes the displays every year.

BOLD Media also runs the Marshfield holiday light show.

Tickets for children are $16 and $20 for adults. Admission for children 3 and  younger is free.

The festival is open at different times each day. For tickets and more information, visit hollowedharvest.com.

The Marshfield Fairgrounds are at 140 Main St.

Thanks to our subscribers, who help make this coverage possible. If you are not a subscriber, please consider supporting quality local journalism with a Patriot Ledger subscription. Here is our latest offer. 

To reach Katherine Canniff, email kcanniff@patriotledger.com

This article originally appeared on The Patriot Ledger: Hollowed Harvest to celebrate the art of jack-o'-lanterns