Thursday, September 3, 2009

Pumpkins Revealed

(Pumpkins from the pumpkin house in 2008)

Yesterday, I talked about
The Great Pumpkin House. If you missed it go check it out. However, for those of you who did not miss it, I received a lot of questions. So look no further, here is the answers!
Does the pumpkin house really exist? Yes, yes it does. It's located in Kenova,WV and takes place every year. 

How do they carve that many pumpkins in such a short amount of time without them going bad? Ok, the people who own the pumpkin house actually live in the house all year round. It only becomes the pumpkin house the weekend before Halloween and during the week itself. What normally happens is the local newspaper will announce that the family is gutting pumpkins, and carving them. Tons and tons of people go to their house and help them out. It's a community effort. The weather around here by that time is usually cool so it's not like their sitting out in the heat. 

How do they decide what gets carved? The family will draw the design on each pumpkin so who ever is there to carve it knows what to do. They also take suggestions each year. Normally, they have a wide spectra of what's on the pumpkins. They have religious pumpkins, sports pumpkins, every state outline and abbreviation pumpkins and many many more!

Do they charge to see the pumpkins? No. It's absolutely free. They do have a concession stand which takes cash only. 

How many pumpkins do they normally have? At LEAST 3,000 + I know about 2 or 3 years ago they wanted to beat the record of the most carved pumpkins and they had done over 4,000 so I think it just varies every year. 

Hope this helped you out!!! Come visit it this year! You might see me there!!

10 comments:

MG said...

I did a mapquest to see how far away it was the house is from me. Sadly, it's just a bit to far for us to probably make a trip. However, I am excited about carving our own pumpkins at our house!

Carrie said...

It would be so much fun to be in on the carving! :)

Katie said...

you should suggest they carve the blogger logo. hahahaha JUST KIDDING!

Miss HoneyDew said...

WOW I still can't believe all those pumpkins!

Kris said...

Amazing...I have to find a way to get down there!

The Queen of Clearance said...

Good to know, I was thinking some of those things but didnt ask!

SinGal said...

I want to go sooo bad now! I now have something on my to see list! Thanks for posting this, it's amazing!endedu

Ashley Pizarro said...

How much fun is that! It looks really cool...I wish they had something like that near me.

I didn't know you were a Phi Mu!! How exciting! :) I love meeting other people that share things in common. In fact, my sister is just starting college and they have phi mu at her university..Im keeping my fingers crossed!

bss said...

My younger brother loves Halloween and doesn't live too far away, so I emailed him the link to this blog-- I bet he'd love to go! Thanks for sharing!

J.J. said...

That pumpkin house is so pretty!!!!!! Love it!