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Event Series Event Series: Glass Pumpkin Patch

Glass Pumpkin Patch

October 11, 2023, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

free with admission

The 13th Annual Glass Pumpkin Patch opens on Thursday, October 12, 2023, and runs through Sunday, October 15, 2023. It will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily and will take place on the West Lawn and Staff Lot of the Arboretum grounds. Entrance to the event is included with admission to the Arboretum. Please note that this is a ‘rain or shine’ event.

The event has several components:

  • The Glass Pumpkin Exhibition: 10:00 a.m. Thursday, October 12 through 1:00 p.m. Friday, October 13.
  • The Glass Pumpkin Sale: 1:00 p.m. Friday, October 13, through 5:00 p.m. Sunday, October 15.
  • Glass-blowing demonstrations: noon to 5:00 p.m. Thursday, October 12 through Friday, October 13; all day, both Saturday, October 14 and Sunday, October 15.


Guests are invited to stop by and watch daily demonstrations by featured glassblower, Shannon Jane Morgan, along with many other artists, as they dramatically turn bits of glass into stunning molten pumpkin masterpieces (see times above). Narrators will take them step-by-step through the process as these talented artists demonstrate this ancient art form, explaining the processes and tools used to create these stunning autumnal beauties.

This year, guests can also visit the new Halloween tent to find enchanting and frightful works of art to decorate both home and garden this “spook-tacular” season!


For information on more events like this, check out our roundup of Fall Festivals and Oktoberfests.


October 11, 2023
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
free with admission
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The Morton Arboretum
4100 Illinois 53
Lisle, IL 60532 United States
(630) 968-0074
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Morton Arboretum
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