Here is what you should know about the Stoddard Ave. Pumpkin Glow. Video by Amelia Robinson

This Dayton Halloween tradition, featuring hundreds of glowing pumpkins, returns in 2017

A Dayton Halloween tradition more than two decades old is back. 

The Stoddard Avenue Pumpkin Glow, which draws thousands of local residents, was cancelled in 2016 -- but according to a Facebook event page, the event is back on this year.  

According to the page, it will take place Oct. 30-31 on Stoddard Ave. in Dayton’s Grafton Hill neighborhood.

The glow is 6 p.m. to 10 a.m. both days. 

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More than 850 pumpkins were carved for the event in 2015, which was organized by Stoddard Avenue resident Judy Chaffin, "The Pumpkin Lady," and her neighbors, family and friends on a hill near the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church.

 Chaffin started carving pumpkins and displaying them on the hill  in about 1994. What started as 50 pumpkins grew into a phenomenon for visitors as far away as Canada.  

The story of a local man proposing to his girlfriend at the 2013 glow received international attention.

This story contains original reporting on the Stoddard Avenue Pumpkin Glow by Amelia Robinson.