There are plenty of illuminating jack-o’-lantern events outside the Garden State. But this year, RISE of the Jack O’Lanterns is coming back to Secaucus after three years.
See more than 5,000 hand-carved masterpieces by pro carvers, plus painted, animated and 3-D pumpkins and live carving. The real selling point of this showcase is that it’s the only event in the US that freshly carves 5,000 real pumpkins every weekend. The kids’ jaws will drop at gorgeous paintings and intricate carvings of their favorite cartoon characters.
Since its last NJ run, RISE has upped its spooky offerings. There will be 25 percent more on-trail painted and carved pumpkins, and more animated and 3-D pieces. New this year is the Music Reimagined section, featuring Halloween-infused popular tracks and music-inspired jack-o’-lanterns.
If you’ve had to fight for limited nighttime tickets in the past, no need to worry. There are plenty of daytime viewing hours this year since the event is indoors. Buy a timed ticket for as early as 10 am and see all the fall fun without worrying about the weather.
RISE will be held at the Meadowlands in Secaucus on October 26-27. Act fast if you want to score tickets. They go quickly! Tickets are $26 for adults and $22 for kids. Running on October 26-27.