Smaller candle lit pumpkins line the path to the entrance, and once inside you see mammoth pumpkins carved with all sorts of intricacies and shading, truly works of art. Yes, some much more basic than others, but still a "good use of pumpkin." Each entrant gets a ticket to vote for your favorite, and at the end of the night the "audience choice pumpkin" is crowned. The rest are judged officially and the winning pumpkins-all locally grown-display their ribbon the remaining evenings. There are categories like "most artistic, "most halloween," "best use of pumpkin," etc.
We have been going for the last three years, but we had never gone on Carve night. I am excited to share them with you guys, b/c what says transformation, before and after, or metamorphosis than creating a piece of art?
Get your "ok to muddy up" shoes on, and let's take a walk through!
Isn't this amazing?
I voted for this cobra. We have never seen anything like this in the years we've been going, and it really looked great. I love that this carver put the tealights in the tail.
Such a neat idea!
This one rocked! From head on it was not effective, and you actually couldn't tell what it was, but from the side...i hoped that the judges look from all angles so this one gets the props it deserves!
At first glance, you're like, whatever, a skull. But then you see that the eyes are pumpkins, the nose is a witches hat, and the mouth are cats. So clever!
The entire outside of this pumpkin was shaved to make it white, like Jack Skellington.
A great use of pumpkin, and again something we hadn't seen before. If you can't tell, it's a BBQ, and there was even a "lid" with a handle.
This got S's vote, and it just creeped people out at the mention of bedbugs.
Here is evidence that i am a sucker, b/c yet again i bought something. This time, instead of a t shirt, i figured i could use this vintage inspired limited edition print as part of my decorations. Luckily, this free frame came in handy! Thank goodness i'm hoarding any i come across. There were so many pumpkins to show you, but i hope you enjoyed some of my favorites! I love looking forward to this every year, and it is now one of our Halloween traditions. What are some of your halloween traditions?
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