Tuesday, November 20, 2018


Creativity from Pumpkin

Creativity from Pumpkin


Pumpkin growers often compete to see whose pumpkins are the most massive. Festivals are often dedicated to the pumpkin and these competitions.

The town of Circleville, Ohio, holds a big festival each year, the Circleville Pumpkin Show. The town of Half Moon Bay, California, holds the annual Pumpkin and Arts Festival, drawing over 250,000 visitors each year and including the World Champion Pumpkin Weigh-Off. Farmers from all over the west compete to determine who can grow the greatest gourd.

Creativity from Pumpkin

The winning pumpkin regularly tops the scale at more than 1200 pounds. The world record pumpkin in 2007 was 1689 pounds, grown by Joe Jutras in Topsfield, Massachusetts.

Creativity from Pumpkin

The town of Morton, Illinois, the self-declared pumpkin capitol of the world, has held a Pumpkin Festival since 1966. The town, where Nestlé’s pumpkin packing plant is located (and where 90% of canned pumpkins eaten in the US are processed) carved and lit pumpkins in one place: a record that the town held for several years before losing it to Boston, Massachusetts, in 2006.

Creativity from Pumpkin

New Hampshire is local Keene State College, which hosts an event called Pumpkin Lobotomy on its main quad. Usually held the day before the festival itself, Pumpkin Lobotomy has the air of a large party, with the school providing pumpkins and carving instruments alike (though some students prefer to use their own) and music provided by college radio station WKNH.

Creativity from Pumpkin

Creativity from Pumpkin

Creativity from Pumpkin

Creativity from Pumpkin

Creativity from Pumpkin

Creativity from Pumpkin

Creativity from Pumpkin

Creativity from Pumpkin

Creativity from Pumpkin

Creativity from Pumpkin

Creativity from Pumpkin

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2 Comments »

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    WOW gud stuff.. unbelievable…
    lol.. where can i get one 😀

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  2. avatar comment-top

    Wow, those are some amazing carvings!

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