Pumpkin Glow on Stoddard Ave. Returns


The Stoddard Avenue Pumpkin Glow 2021

Each year, the hill behind the Greek Orthodox Church in the historic Grafton Hills neighborhood comes alive with the Miami Valley's most extreme jack-o'-lantern display. See close to 1,000 intricately carved pumpkins at this free event for the whole family!

This fun, FREE event for the whole family returns to the Stoddard Avenue hill behind Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 500 Belmonte Park North in Dayton’s Grafton Hill neighborhood.  

  • A fun event for the whole family
  • Over 1000 uniquely carved jack-o-lanterns
  • Food trucks tbd
  • This is a FREE event!  No ticket necessary

Started in 1984 by Stoddard Avenue resident Judy Chaffin – the Pumpkin Lady -- the event has grown from 30 pumpkins on the hill to hundreds.  Friends and neighbors gather to offer skills from gutting and cleaning to carving, placing and lighting the finished pumpkins.  The Grafton Hill Neighborhood Association is asking the community to get involved by volunteering to gut, trace and carve the pumpkins this year.

“The Stoddard Avenue Pumpkin Glow is a unique event for the Dayton community and we are excited to host it in again in our neighborhood this year.  We are excited to invite the community in to get involved this year by helping us gut, trace and carve the pumpkins” said John Edinger, president of the Grafton Hill Association. “We have so much fun during the process—and have food available for volunteers throughout the day!  The glow is free to see and open to the public with thousands of people of all ages enjoying the unique jack-o-lanterns on display.”

Parking will be available at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, The Dayton Masonic Center, The Dayton Art Institute and throughout the neighborhood.  Stoddard Avenue will be open only to pedestrians to make it easy for little goblins and their families to enjoy the display.  

This event is hosted by The Stoddard Avenue Pumpkin Glow and Grafton Hill Historic District.

  • Monday, Oct 25, 2021 - Tuesday, Oct 26, 2021
  • Location: Stoddard Avenue, OH
  • Time: 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
  • Price: Free Event
Pumpkin Glow on Stoddard Ave. Returns
  • October 25, 2021 to October 27, 2021
  • Stoddard Avenue
  • Free Event
  • Recurring daily