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Happy Halloween! The Great Jack O’ Lantern Blaze

The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze

 

Hap­py Hal­loween! It’s one of my favorite hol­i­days. I love see­ing cos­tumes and eat­ing a ton of can­dy. I also enjoy all of the things that hap­pen around Hal­loween, like apple pick­ing, cool­er tem­per­a­tures, and pump­kin and cider tast­ing things.

Ear­lier this mon­th, I start­ed a gig as a blog­ger for the art web­site, Beautiful/Decay. It’s a lot of fun. The con­tent is dif­fer­ent from Brown Paper Bag, so if you are inter­est­ed, I implore you to take a look at some of the things I’m shar­ing on there.

That being said, this is the one day when it is going to over­lap. On B/D, I wrote about The Great Jack O’ Lantern Blaze, a Hal­loween event that takes place in Sleepy Hol­low Coun­ty in New York. It fea­tures over 5,000 hand-carved pump­kins, and trans­forms the jack o’ lanterns into sculp­tures. This includes giant spi­ders, a sea mon­ster, a dooms­day grand­fa­ther clock, and more.  It looks incred­i­ble, and I’m sad that I don’t live near enough to vis­it. Luck­i­ly for me, folks on Flickr took pho­tos for me and the rest of the jeal­ous non-atten­ders. Check out some of my favorites. Click through on the pic­ture to see who took it.

The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze

The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze

The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze

The Great Jack O' Lantern Blaze

The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze

The Great Jack O' Lantern Blaze

The Great Jack O' Lantern Blaze

The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze

The Great Jack O' Lantern Blaze