Saturday, October 25, 2008

The Great Pumpkin Carve Carve

Last night we went to the Great Pumpkin Carve in Chadds Ford, PA and saw the most amazing carved pumpkins. I can't believe that we have lived here for over seven years now and I have never heard of this event! We met our friends Jenny, Stefan, Soren, and Sammy there at 5pm - both of our families have small children so we thought it was better to get there early (a - before it was dark, and b- before it got too crowded). Here are some examples of some of my favourite carved pumpkins:

The Dragon


Bad Hair Day


Spooky Window


Where The Wild Things Are


Sea Turtle (for Cristi)


Cinderella's Coach


Dia De Los Muertos


Death Star


There are plenty more of the pumpkin pictures in my Flickr set if you would like to see them. I think what impressed me the most was the 3D cut-outs people had made - I had never thought to carve anything than the pumpkin shape itself. We have four pumpkins at home right now - one big one and three little ones - we will have to brainstorm some creative ideas for our carvings.

And then figure out what to do with all that pumpkin - I don't just want to throw it away!


Nell said...

Wow! Those are so cool!

Lee said...

These carvings are awesome! And I really like the Fall pix in the previous post, too.

IrishgirlieKnits said...

Wow!! Those are incredible! Makes me think we need to step up our pumpkin carving!

Megan said...

You could bake the pumpkins, scoop out the yummy stuff and freeze it in sandwich bags (ie: 1 or ½cup portions). You could use it in soups, bread, pies, cookies, muffins etc etc... mmmm <3

beth said...

Those are awesome! I love the Where the Wild Things Are!!!

But am I the only one who is a little concerned about the open flame tea lights on hay bales in a crowd? Must be the old farm girl in me that learned at a young age that flames and hay don't mix.

turtlegirl76 said...

I have never seen pumpkins carved like that! It's like ice sculpture but in vegetable form! How cool is that???

Penny Karma said...

That's AWESOME!! My kids loved the Death Star.

Wonder if R'll be up for a road trip next year - I'd love to see those up close!