Hocking Hills glass artist Jack Pine is putting a new spin on a traditional pumpkin patch by creating his own.
After the annual Circleville Pumpkin Show was canceled due to COVID-19, Pine decided to create Jack Pine's Glass Pumpkin patch — a literal outdoor art display featuring hundreds of hand-blown glass pumpkins.
From 10 a.m.-7 p.m. daily Oct. 22-25, visitors can view these vibrant artworks nestled in Pine's several-acre outdoor studio space.
“We wanted to create something new and fun and artistic,” says Pine. “Hundreds and hundreds of unique hand-blown glass pumpkins of every color and size will be spread across the field in front of our studio as a way celebrate the changing colors in the great outdoors. It will be a sight to see!”
Due to COVID, there will only be 75 people allowed in at a time. Tickets are $5 and good for a two-hour time slot. That $5 will go toward any purchase in the glass shop, and Pine has crafted a special Pumpkin of The Year "from gleaming black glass with hints of shimmery silver, represents the silver lining of hope within the darkness of 2020," he says. Or you can pick your own glass pumpkin from the patch.
Guests can also watch glass-blowing demos or shop from 10 craftspeople who will set up their wares on site; goods include stoneware, pottery, metal sculpture, stained glass and more.
In addition to art, there will be food including pumpkin ice cream, pumpkin donuts, pumpkin rolls, bourbon chicken, funnel cakes and more.
And world famous pumpkin carver Gus Smithister will also be on site carving a 600-pound pumpkin. Real, non-glass pumpkins from local growers will be available for sale as well.
Book your time slot at glasspumpkinfestival.com.