Night of a Thousand Jacks

You won't want to miss Columbus, Indiana's premier Halloween event!  Free kids games, live spooky animals on display, free costume contests for kids of all ages, a Halloween dance performance, robotics display, and more make this a fun time for everyone.

And of course, you HAVE to see the pumpkins!  In the center of all the action at Night of a Thousand Jacks, hundreds of Jack-o'-Lanterns, carved by teams of local artists, are on display and competing for your votes.  Your contributions will decide who will be named the Year's Best Patch!


There's more to the Night of a Thousand Jacks than pumpkins!  Here's a look at some the activities you can expect to see.

FREE Costume Contests


Your kids can strut their stuff at the Night of a Thousand Jacks costume contest, hosted by QMIX 107.3. Dress your kids up in their cutest, scariest, funniest or most creative costume and sign them up for this FREE contest. Three age categories are available:

Creatures of the Night


Get a look at at some of Utopia Wildlife Rehabilitators' "creatures of the night" at the Night of a Thousand Jacks. Barn Owls, Ravens and the like will be getting into the Halloween spirit and providing entertainment and education for our guests from 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM. Don't miss out!

Kids Games


At the Night of a Thousand Jacks, there's plenty of fun for the whole family!  Here's a look at just some of the games that will be available for the kids taking in the events at Strolling Night:

  • Pumpkin Bowling
  • Witch Hat Ringtoss
  • Pumpkin Skeeball
  • Halloween Bean Bag Toss
  • Pumpkin Pong

501st Legion


Since 1997, the costuming organization known as the 501st Legion has spread the magic of the Star Wars genre worldwide through its authentic-looking costumes, and has become the leading force in fan-based charity events. The 501st, also known as “Vader’s Fist,” is truly dedicated to brightening the lives of those less-fortunate.  Don't miss their appearance at Night of a Thousand Jacks.

Professional Carving Displays


Ok, Night of a Thousand Jacks really is about pumpkins.  And to prove it, we've got the best carvers around putting on a clinic and demonstrating just how creative a process carving a Jack-o'-Lantern can be.  You wont want to miss seeing what these guys can do.

October 24, 2015 at 3pm - 9pm
FairOaks Mall
2380 25th St
Columbus, IN 47201
United States
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Rick Scalf · · (812) 372-2808

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