Thousands of professionally hand-carved pumpkins

Jack O'Lantern World

Like nothing you've seen before!

October 7th - October 29th, 2023

This October, by popular demand, Jack O’Lantern World is on display from October 7th to the 29th at The Forge in Lemont, IL. We invite you to walk our amazing trail filled with thousands of Jack O’lanterns hand-carved by over 50 artisans. Gather friends and family to experience our one-of-a-kind whimsical celebration of Halloween, art, nature & fall.

  • Walk through thousands of hand-carved pumpkins
  • Real 1000+ lb Jack O’Lantern
  • Totally new, hand-carved experience every year


*This is a third party event run by All Community Events. No discounts, promotions, or gift cards from The Forge will be valid towards admission to this special event

Lemont Quarries, 227 Heritage Quarries Dr Lemont, IL, 60439


October 7th - October 29th, 2023

Children are kids 3-12 years old

Prices vary by day of the week


Jack O'Lantern World opens at sunset
Entry to Jack O'Lantern World does not include any Forge activities

About Jack O'Lantern World

"Jack O’Lantern World is the vision and creation of an award-winning artist supported by a team of over 50 artisans, designers, architects, carpenters, and event planners. Each New Year we all go to work hand crafting and carving a totally new one-of-a-kind experience. We seek to amaze, create joy and bring the community together around tradition."


What's Included

Whether your 9, 39 or 99, everybody, seems to love Jack O’Lantern World so make it a family, friends, or date night. Once you arrive, you will take a ¾ mile long walk through 17 immersive worlds of hand carved Jack O’ Lanterns designed by artisans.


Make the night extra adventurous with activities at The Forge like laser tag, Kids Adventure Zone, and more! Get tickets for Forge activities here.


** Access to The Forge activities is sold separately. Not included with the purchase of Jack O'Lantern World tickets.

Charitable Contributions

The Forge Charitable Adventures is a non-profit that helps improve the health of our communities by restoring and preserving nature, promoting active stewardship of the environment, and providing access to outdoor education and recreation opportunities to people of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds. We’ll donate the proceeds from Jack O’Lantern World visitors to local families with special needs children.

When Is Jack O'Lantern World open?

Come visit Jack O'Lantern world on Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday evenings all throughout October!

Times vary by day, click here to view available time slots.

  • Limited tickets available per time slot.
  • Time slots will likely sell out.
  • We strongly suggest securing your spot now.
  • Online ticket purchase required.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I buy my ticket for Jack O'Lantern World at The Forge?

No, Jack O'Lantern World requires tickets to be bought online, prior to your visit. Buy your tickets here.

Do tickets to Jack O'Lantern World include access to The Forge activities?

No, passes for The Forge activities are sold separately. Click here to get tickets for Forge activities.

Will there be Food Trucks at Jack O'Lantern World?

Yes! For more info on Food Trucks & Beverage offerings, click here.

How Do I Change My Ticket Date / Time?

To transfer your ticket follow these steps:

  1. Click on this link and select the “Enter Ticket Email” button under the heading “Resend Ticket Confirmation.”
  2. Go to your email, pull up the resent ticket, select “Manage Tickets” button, and enter the verification code also included in that same email.
  3. You will then be able to transfer your tickets to a new date and time.
  4. You will receive a new email with a new QR code once the transfer is complete. You will receive one QR code for all tickets purchased.


If you have any questions, please reach out to Jack O'Lantern World at

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 224-757-5425

**Phone support hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM CST

Where can I find more information?

For more information about Jack O'Lantern World at The Forge, please visit their website.


If you have any questions, please reach out to Jack O'Lantern World at...

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 224-757-5425


**Phone support hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM CST

Who can I contact with questions?

If you have any questions, please reach out to Jack O'Lantern World at


Email: [email protected]

Phone: 224-757-5425


**Phone support hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM CST

***This event is operated & managed by third-party company, Jack O'Lantern World. Please direct any questions specifically regarding this event, to the contact above, as they will have the answers for you. The Forge: Lemont Quarries will operate as solely the host venue for this event.

****The Forge will not be able to sell tickets, process refunds, or change ticket reservations.

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