The Oakland Nature Preserve is searching for local artists to create uniquely carved pumpkins for the upcoming Pumpkin Glow Jack-o'-lantern Trail.
Creators are asked to craft funny or scary jack-o'-lanterns which must be carved with light inside for illumination. Artists must use battery powered lighting with no open flames in order to keep the habitat safe.
The night of the event all ONP visitors will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite jack-o'-lanterns.
All pumpkins submitted will be available for pick-up the day after the event. Any pumpkins left behind will be shared with the ONP's program animals for enrichment.
This year's trail, which will span approximately .3 miles, will begin at the south end of the boardwalk and then proceed along the winding green trail back to the ONP parking area.
Attendees of the event are encouraged to bring flashlights and lanterns. In addition, visitors can dress in costumes to receive candy bags.
All proceeds from the event will go to benefit the ONP.
The pumpkin glow event will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 28, and Saturday, Oct. 29, at the ONP, 747 Machete Trail.
For more information on the event or to participate, click here.