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The Haunted Pumpkin Garden is Back and Spookier than Ever!

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Experience the thrills and chills of the season with a garden full of intricately carved pumpkin sculptures, bugs, bats, parades, and more. New this year, the Haunted Pumpkin Garden features creepy creature encounters every weekend and the largest Spooky Nighttime Adventures trail ever! On October 19–20, watch master carver Ray Villafane of Food Network fame transform humongous pumpkins into unearthly creatures. It’s so much fun, it’s scary!

Pumpkin sculptures of spooky scarecrows, frightening spiders, sneaky snakes, and more await discovery at every turn in the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden. The display includes more than 500 intricately carved pumpkins that are sure to capture your youngster’s imagination. Every day kids can play inside a “gourd-geous” Pumpkin House, put on a scary show at the Pumpkin Puppet Theater, look for wiggly worms, and join a Halloween Parade, while every weekend offers even more treats.

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4 responses

  1. I read a lot of blogs in my RSS Feed Reader and have discovered (from the U.K. blogs I read) that the story of halloween is actually very different to the one that we think of as being “Halloween” today. No carved pumpkins, more like carved turnips (you guys call them rudebagas or something like that but to us they are turnips 😉 ) and something about some guy being doomed to hell (no time to read it properly yesterday) but it is interesting to see how things change like Chinese whispers and how commercialised a simple pagan holiday became isn’t it?

    October 30, 2013 at 5:14 pm

    • i know right, it is beyond belief commercialized in US. we celebrated day of dead in Italy, of course now is westernized 😦

      October 30, 2013 at 10:26 pm

      • I love the idea of the day of the dead and will be baking a small cake each for my mum and dad’s graves. Dad’s is actually right next door to our property (in the church) and we planted a tree as a memorial to mum. I like the idea of celebrating your deceased family and friends lives…having a picnic, sharing a glass of wine in their honour and having a day for that celebrating. We don’t need to be bothered with commercialisation or westernisation, we can choose to ignore it and we can carve our turnips and celebrate our dear departed however we darned well like! 🙂

        October 31, 2013 at 5:43 am

      • agree 🙂 it is lovely way to keep family ties and heritage alive

        October 31, 2013 at 3:42 pm

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