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MANSFIELD, OH, October 10, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Gorgeous 47-acre Kingwood Center will come ablaze during the annual Great Pumpkin Glow. On Sunday Oct. 21 from 4 - 9 p.m., the stunning display of hundreds of glowing pumpkins will warmly greet guests as they walk through Kingwood Center's lush grounds. The public is also invited to get in on the action and contribute to the display, carving his or her own pumpkin Oct. 19-20 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Pumpkin carving is free, but supplies are limited. Pumpkins can be picked up to take home on Oct. 23. Complete information on this one-time event is available at www.kingwoodcenter.org or (419) 522-0211.
In addition to grinning, creatively carved pumpkins, Kingwood Center's gardens will be filled with glow-in-dark balloons, friendly scarecrows, festive and dramatic gourd displays, towering corn stalks and beautiful chrysanthemums. The whole family can also enjoy a hay wagon ride, warm and delicious pulled pork sandwiches, funnel cakes and coffee. Packed with the healthiest and most interesting plant species, great gardening gadgets and more, Kingwood's Greenhouse will also offer special end-of-the-year deals. Great Pumpkin Glow tickets are $5 per person (children under 12 are admitted free of charge) and free parking is available at nearby Arlin Field.
Kingwood Center is a 47-acre estate, built in 1926 by Charles Kelly King. King made his fortune by leading the Ohio Brass Company into new ventures, becoming President and Chairman of the Board. After his death, King left the estate to the foundation that continues to operate Kingwood Center today. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the center boasts acres of large, formal, public gardens; stunning plant collections; ponds; a vast menagerie of peacocks and ducks; extensive gardening libraries; special events, workshops and classes and plant sales. Kingwood Center's gardens are open daily, with special tours and events taking place weekly.
A destination unlike any other, Mansfield and Richland County, Ohio's wealth of unusual travel adventures and experiences, from visiting the working farm where Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall were married, to spending the night in a haunted former state prison where Hollywood blockbuster movies are shot or seeing the world's first robot. Breathtaking scenery, rural and hometown experiences, as well as hiking, biking, golf, cross-country and downhill skiing, bird watching and loads of other outdoor adventures attract families and visitors of all ages. For information or to order a Visitors Guide, consumers can call (800) 642-8282 or visit www.MansfieldTourism.com.
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