However, for the second year in a row we attended one of my favorite Halloween events: RISE of the Jack o' Lanterns! We were lucky to have Elizabeth, Seth, and Mason join us in the fun this year, too!
To quickly sum up the event - 5,000 pumpkins (some real, some not) are carved to create all sorts of different amazing pieces of artwork. Spectators follow a trail to "ooooh" and "ahhhh" at all 5,000 masterpieces.
The intricate detail that goes in to some of these is astounding.
|Notice the car in the background? So cool.|
|May the force be with you.|
|Are you ready for some football?|
|Top to bottom, left to right:|
Dia de los Muertos
A spider web that was complete with a massive multi-pumpkin tarantula and multi-pumpkin Spiderman
Of the pieces that I did get decent quality pics, these few are by far my favorite:
|This old truck and car (which can partially be seen in the picture above with the Hollywood pumpkin) were my top favorites, hands down.|
|Coming in close second, the Chinese dragon had so many pumpkins and so many details!|
|Rounding out the top three, these tigers, with detail that was mind blowing.|
I think we may have just created a holiday tradition for our little family.