Sunday, October 31, 2010

The Pumpkin House

Named by the locals, The Pumpkin House of Kenova, West Virginia boasts over 3,000 hand carved pumpkins each October. 
(Photo Credit: Mark Webb/The Herald Dispatch)

What began as a fun, humble activity has in recent years grown into a nationally known event. In it's 30th year, displayed at a historical, 1891 Victorian Home, owned by Ric Griffith (the town's mayor) the house becomes transformed each Halloween season into The Pumpkin House
Griffith begins preparing in September by ordering pumpkins and then as the time grows closer volunteers are gathered for 6 days of carving and gutting. On average 500 pumpkins are completed each day leading up to show time- Halloween! Pumpkin carvings range from Presidents, animals, sports teams to religious symbols... A little bit of everything!
To complete the look of the pumpkin house, a choreographed musical number is completed with a wall of pumpkins. The music featuring the theme from Pirates of the Caribbean. 
(Photo Credit: Mark Webb/The Herald Dispatch)

So if you missed it this year, I'm sure you can catch it next year! The Pumpkin House is located at 748 Beech Street, Kenova, West Virginia.

9 comments:

Alethea Noble said...

That place is so cool! I've never seen so many pumpkins before.

ABW said...

My kids would love this place!

Steph said...

I would love to go there sometime. Mapquest says 7 hours.

Steph S. said...

So amazing! I'm sad to say I've never been there :( I'm so glad you posted this! I always regret not going each year!

{Selma} Crazy Little World Of Mine said...

I would go crazy here...love it!!! :)

garden state prep said...

Oh this sounds like such a great place! I've never heard of it!

mariahsmile said...

I always love the Pumpkin House, but didn't get to go this year! Thanks for the pics though :)

Miranda said...

This is one of the things I miss about home - Fall in WV is absolutely PERFECT! Maybe someday I'll be able to spend fall there again! Thanks for posting this!

JMJE said...

wow that's pretty awesome.