Home Events & Festivals Night of a Thousand Jacks Twitter Facebook Print About Night of a Thousand JacksAs night falls on Columbus, countless glowing faces spring to life. Individuals and organizations from across Columbus carve jack-o’-lanterns and submit them to compete in a contest to determine who are the most creative carvers in town. The shining faces then set the ambiance for an evening festival which includes games, entertainment, the “Monster Mutt Parade” pet costume contest, and more. Admission is free. All proceeds benefit Advocates for Children.