A few years ago, a friend told me about a Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular down in KY. It sounded neat, so I put it on my To Do list for a later time. This year, it came time to check it off! Who wants to go with me?
These guys did! The event boasts 5,000 jack-o-lanterns carved by area artists. 5,000? I didn’t even know what that meant. I knew this would be cool, but I had no idea the grand scale this show was about to be. This guy broke mascot code by talking. Boo. I still needed my pic!
Luckily a co-worker had gone the weekend before and gave me some great tips about the long wait we would have to enter Iroquois Park. We took snacks to keep the energy up and finally it was pitch black and time to see this thing! Holy shit, it was amazing from the first step!
My camera won’t do these jack-o-lanterns justice. The precision that these artists have was unbelievable! Recognize these guys from Sesame Street?
Amazing Cheshire cat display!
This hummingbird one caught my eye. It lit up so beautifully.
Our whole party just kept saying, “I can’t believe it!” We were absolutely dumbfounded.
Then you turn around and they have jack-o-lanterns in trees!
Really high up!
This artist even made an Otter on a pumpkin look cuddly.
Stole this from CS much better camera phone. This exhibit is put on by Passion for Pumpkins Inc., a multimedia production company with over 27 years of experience in redefining fall by transforming any landscape into an illuminated organic gallery. (Excerpt from their website) They thought of EVERYTHING! Even dancing twinkle lights shooting up into the trees.
I titled this one, Pumpkin Butt.
After we finished and picked our chins up off the ground, we all agreed. We’ll be back again. This is a sight to see over and over.
Definitely need to level up our carving party this year!!