It’s becoming one of LaFayette’s hidden treasures, and year after year it keeps growing. Throughout the month of October, Jack-O-Lantern Lane becomes one of the most popular places in town.
Located just outside the city limits on Highway 50, Jack-O-Lantern Lane was started by Glen and Tammy Morgan a few years back, and what originally started as just a small pumpkin patch has now grown into an all-day adventure.
The main attraction is, of course, the pumpkin patches, but there’s much more to Jack-O-Lantern Lane. Visitors can take a train ride around the property, play in the inflatable park, visit the animals in the petting zoo, take a hayride or simply enjoy a day outdoors. There’s the on-site country store, concessions and a picnic area. Jack-O-Lantern Lane has a corn meal grinding display that lets visitors shell and grind their corn for cornmeal. And when you’re ready to pick your pumpkin, guests can take a hayride through the many different patches and select the one that’s just the right shape and color for them.
Jack-O-Lantern Lane is home to a variety of different pumpkins, including Cinderella, Brazilian, Iron Side, Munchkin, Neon and Pride Winners that can weigh as much a 200 pounds.
Throughout the month Jack-O-Lantern Lane welcomes school classes, church groups, and families from all over the area keeping the Morgan family and their employees busy throughout the week. And while it has grown each year, Glen says that some major work may be taking place in the future to facilitate more expansion.
The Morgan’s take a great deal of pride in their patch and their hard work is evident when you set foot on the grounds. It’s an ideal place to spend an afternoon, relaxing for parents and entertaining for kids.
Jack-O-Lantern Lane is open the entire month of October and they now have handicapped accessible parking as well as handicapped accessible wagon rides. Monday through Thursday is for group reservations only. The patch is open to everyone on Friday from 12 pm to 6 pm, on Saturday from 9 am – 6 pm and on Sunday from 1-6. Jack-O-Lantern is located at 18151 Veterans Memorial Parkway, LaFayette. For more information call 334-864-0713 or 334-869-0554, visit www.jackolanternlane.com online or find them on Facebook.