When: Sat., Oct. 18, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 2014
While the first carved gourds belonged to the Maori people over 700 years ago (they used them for lanterns), the origin of the modern jack-o-lantern dates back to myth about an Irish drunkard: Stingy Jack. Continue the centuries old tradition of defacing fruit at the kick-off event for the Historic Irvington Halloween Festival. Bring your spooky sketches and prepare to gut some gourds. Pumpkins and tools will be provided free of charge by Waterman’s Family farm. Stick around for Indy’s favorite food trucks and prizes from local businesses in both the K-12 and adult categories. Rain or shine, but if it’s raining find the contest inside the ice rink.