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History Ablaze! Jack-O-Lantern Contest, Spooky Stories And Halloween Fun!


Oct 26, 2013
05:30 PM until 08:30 PM


Prepare for ghoulish family fun at the Trumbull Historical Society with our first annual "History Ablaze" Halloween bash!

This spook-tacular event will feature a town-wide Jack-o'-Lantern contest and display of carved pumpkins, true tales of Trumbull's haunted history with live storytellers, and festive fall refreshments.

The event is scheduled for Saturday, October 26th, from 5:30pm to 8:30pm. Tickets are $5 per person. For information about our Jack-o'-Lantern carving contest, see details below.

Jack-o'-Lantern Contest Information:

The Trumbull Historical Society invites all town organizations, associations, and residents, young and old to enter a carved pumpkin into our exciting Jack-o'-Lantern contest! There is no limit to the amount of entries, and residents may submit a pumpkin as part of an organization and/or as an individual. Prizes will be awarded. Please note that the Historical Society does not provide pumpkins, contestants are responsible for providing and carving their own pumpkins.

Rules for Entry: 

1. Already carved pumpkins must be dropped off and registered by 12pm on October 26 (See drop-off and registration times below).

2. Carved pumpkins must come with their own non-flame light.

3. Pumpkins entered into the contest are being donated to the Historical Society for display purposes. The Historical Society is not responsible for any lost or damaged pumpkins.

4. Contestants who wish to pick up their pumpkins may do so at the end of the event or the day after the event (Sunday, October 27th) between 12pm and 4pm. All unclaimed pumpkins may be disposed of.

Contestant registration and carved pumpkin drop off will take place Friday, October 25th from 3pm to 6pm, and Saturday, October 26th, from 9am to 12pm.

Costumes encouraged!




View map Trumbull Historical Society
1856 Huntington Turnpike
Trumbull, CT

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