Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Pumpkins

The past 2 days the weather has been cooler here. The calendar has rolled over to September and all the kiddo's are in school. This weekend is my alma maters first football game....so with that I know the fall is really here. However, what I love about this time of year is next month's upcoming, big event. The Great Pumpkin House
The pumpkin house is located in Kenova, WV. It's about 20 minutes from where I grew up and it's amazing. It's usually featured every year on some early morning talk show. It's been going on for years and years. They usually have over 3,000 pumpkins carved and lit, each one with a different design or saying. I've been going since I was in High school and it never disappoints. It usually opens the week of Halloween and goes till the day after. People come from everywhere to line up and look at the glowing pumpkins. 


With some of the pumpkins in 2008

If you've never been to the pumpkin house you should think about making the drive! It's amazing! They have a themed light show with the pumpkins as well. Last year it was the Pirates of the Caribbean. 

28 comments:

MG said...

I've seen pictures of this before! We probably only live a few hours from there, I should convince my husband to take me there!

Rachel said...

I have never heard of this, that's awesome!!

Miss HoneyDew said...

OMG is this for real? How neat!!!!!

Allison said...

That's crazy. The level of commitment is very impressive.

For Christmas there is a street in Austin that goes mad crazy decorating their houses... except they do it austin style. Two years ago someone had created a paper mache 15 food volcano on their roof that "sprayed" smoke and christmas lights every 15 minutes. Insanity!

a.l.b. said...

i have never seen this but it is simply amazing! there is nothing better than carving a pumpkin in the fall...but crving over 3,000 sounds like a ton of work!! but it is simply beautiful!

Organic Meatbag said...

Wow, how does anybody have the time or money to do this kind of decorating?! Hehehehe...

A Little Pink... said...

Wow, that IS amazing! I have never heard of it. i would love to see it someday!!

Steph said...

Sounds cool but I don't think I'll be able to make a drive like that to see pumpkins.

Samantha the ArmyWife said...

I'll jump in the care right now! lol it'll take a few days but whatevs. ;)

It does look great, even though I'm not a huge Halloween fan!

Kris said...

Now that is just the coolest house ever!

Jon and Steph said...

Wow! That's incredible. How awesome is that!?

Ashley said...

Oh my gosh! I think I'll have to come out and see that. It looks awesome!

New Girl on Post said...

That's so cool! I've never heard of it!

rena said...

that sounds really neat!

...Mrs. Southern Bride... said...

Wow...that is too cool!

JenellyBean said...

Oh man that is so cool.

What do they do with all those pumpkins afterwards?

Shaina said...

Oh my gosh...this is SO NEAT!!!! I'd love to see that!

Carrie said...

Wow! That is incredible! I'll bet it's beautiful in person. :)

bss said...

That's so neat! If I were still living at home, I'd so make the trip to see it! Thanks for sharing!

Ms. Case said...

wow. that is nothing that I have ever seen before! how fun! What a lot of work!

oh Pumpkins...i can't wait for fall.

JG said...

Very cool!

The Queen of Clearance said...

That is beyond amazing! I want to have a house and do that! lol. that must take a lot of time and patience tho and I rarely have either of those! lol.

Katie said...

that is so awesome!!!! I wish I could see it!

Ashley said...

AMAZING!!!

Amie said...

I've actually been there. I'm from WV. What part are you from?

Mrs. G.I. Joe said...

That place is so cool! I really wish I could see it in person! I better not let G.I. Joe see these pics though. Halloween is his favorite time of year and I'm sure he'll want to try and duplicate that :P

Abbie said...

That is AMAZING!!! I wonder how the hell they manage to pull it off without all of the pumpkinds getting rotten before they finish carving all of them?!

Shoshanah said...

That place is pretty awesome! How many people wind up carving that many pumpkins?