Anyone who loves Halloween and the craft of carving pumpkins will be amazed at the jaw-dropping display at the Roger Williams Zoo in Cranston, Rhode Island.
The website says that over 100,000 people visit this extravaganza and I believe it – I think they were all there the night I attended! But it was so worth it.
Imagine 5,000 jack-o-lanterns glowing brightly, their sometimes terrifying faces seeming to float in the darkness. Along the trail, the skill and artistic talents of dozens of pumpkin carvers is breathtaking, each design more beautiful than the last.
If you can, get there soon – the event ends on Sunday, November 2 (2014). Prepare to be thrilled!
Here are some of my favorites.
|From the Macabre themed section|
|The Nightmare Before Christmas|
|One of the Nature theme exhibits|
|Another Nature theme display - lovely contrast!|
|The Owl in the woods|
|Other scary things in the woods!|
|The March Hare from Alice in Wonderland|
|And, of course, the Cheshire Cat!|
|Display from the Sea|
And the real point of Halloween – spookiness!