Arise, Pumpkins, Arise!: Rise of the Jack-o-Lanterns 2014

19 Oct

October 19, 2014

For the third year in a row, I went to the dark and spooky Old Westbury Gardens for the annual Rise of the Jack-o-Lanterns! This is where you walk through a dark country park with spooky music playing, all the while gawking at amazing pumpkins. It is always a lot of fun and this year, they made sure that the carvings were all new. In fact, all three years I’ve been there, they’ve changed it up every year. You can see pics from previous years here (Jack-o-Lantern Avengers) and here (Big Bang Theory pumpkins). Be on the lookout for some Modern Family pumpkins in this assortment.

Click on the thumbnails for larger images.

Thanks to Allan Keyes for allowing me to use some of his pictures.

 

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8 Responses to “Arise, Pumpkins, Arise!: Rise of the Jack-o-Lanterns 2014”

  1. zathra October 19, 2014 at 12:25 am #

    Interesting. I can’t remember the last time I carved or helped carve a jack o’lantern. The area I’ve lived in for the last 6 years is very ” Bible – Belt ” – ish, so we get more generic , ” harmless ” autumnal displays rather than overt Halloween displays.

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    • bmj2k October 19, 2014 at 12:29 am #

      That’s a real shame. You probably get mostly religious decorations at Christmas too, I’d imagine.

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      • zathra October 19, 2014 at 12:41 am #

        Eh, a mix of religious & secular decorations. I’ve got a few neighbors in my apartment who’ve kept their Christmas door decor up since last December. I even put a pumpkin – head in my Christmas tree last year, right next to a tiny King Tut mask. Eclectic !

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  2. zathra October 19, 2014 at 2:06 am #

    This also reminds me, there’s a company that brews or distributes pumpkin – flavored beer starting about now. 🙂

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    • bmj2k October 19, 2014 at 2:10 am #

      🙂

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      • zathra October 19, 2014 at 2:15 am #

        Maybe it’s Sam Adams, maybe Ben & Jerry have entered the beer – brewing market. 🙂

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        • bmj2k October 19, 2014 at 2:31 am #

          Ben & Jerry beer has real appeal!

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          • zathra October 19, 2014 at 2:38 am #

            Wheatgrass & hemp / cannabis flavors !

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