Alan Gray, a 14-year resident of Folsom writes about all kinds of things happening in and around Folsom.

Can You Help Get 1,000 Carved Jack-o-Lanterns To Celebrate Halloween?

MyFolsom.com and the Folsom Historic District Association are putting together their 4th Annual “Night of 1000 Pumpkins” on October 26 on Sutter Street in Historic Folsom, California. The annual event is expected to draw 5000 residents and visitors; Organizers are asking attendees to bring a carved jack-o-lantern to the event to display.

If you bring a carved jack-o-lantern, you get a raffle ticket, to win a variety of prizes from local merchants.

The evening will have lots of family-friendly entertainment, including:

  • Trick-or-treating with the Sutter Street merchants
  • Outdoor movies, with “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown,” and “Ghostbusters”
  • Food Trucks, courtesy Sacto MoFo.
  • There will be a surprise event, you “must be there to see
  • “Please bring pumpkins before the event – and tell your friends.“We can’t make it to 1,000 pumpkins alone,” said organizer John Gladding, of MyFolsom.com. “We need everyone’s pumpkins to make this a success… this is a community event!” Several businesses and schools are organizing pumpkin drives, including Intel, which hopes to bring at least 500 jack-o-lanterns to the event.

    Come See The New Amphitheater

    This will be the first year Sutter Street can take advantage of its new amphitheater, located near the Chamber of Commerce building on Sutter Street. The area has had a dramatic makeover since the first event, and is now much more open and accessible to the public.

    What: MyFolsom.com’s Night of 1000 Pumpkins
    When: October 26, 2012; 6-10 pm
    Where: Historic Sutter Street, Folsom California
    Organizers: MyFolsom.com & the Folsom Historic District Association
    Website: http://www.1000pumpkins.com
    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Nightof1000Pumpkins

    For more information, please contact:

    Stephanie Rodgers
    Director, Folsom Historic District Association
    (916) 221-0994

    John Gladding
    Owner, MyFolsom.com

    (916) 712-0493
    MyFolsom.com is a hyperlocal community website, based out of Folsom, California. Founded in 2000 by Folsom resident John Gladding, it is now a 7,000-member community, with forums, a news blog, and yellow pages.

    Here is a video I made before the Sutter Street upgrade: