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You Won’t Believe These Halloween Pumpkin Creations!

Rise of the Jack-O-Lanterns offers a stunning display of professionally carved pumpkins.

carved skeleton pumpkins©Don Vandervort, HomeTips.com

Skeletons made of carved pumpkins dance in the darkness.

Want to awaken a wealth of ideas for your family’s pumpkin carving this year? If you live near Long Island, Los Angeles, Boston, or Secaucus, don’t miss the Rise of the Jack-O-Lanterns exhibit.

pumpkins make giraffe©Don Vandervort, HomeTips.com

Sculptural giraffe is a stunning creation from carved pumpkins.

On display along an easy 1/3-mile walk are more than 5000 professionally hand-carved and beautifully illuminated pumpkins. The creativity is of this exhibit is exceptional.

pumpkin carver©Don Vandervort, HomeTips.com

Pumpkin carver displays his artistic techniques.

Some Jack-o-lanterns stand alone on the ground or perch on various stands, but most are connected together in larger-than-life sculptural arrays that depict dinosaurs, Chinese dragons, classic cars, wild animals, and much, much more.

Tiger created from carved pumpkins©Don Vandervort, HomeTips.com

Lifelike Tiger from Pumpkins

The resulting sculptures, combined with the excellence of artistic carving and painting, are off the hook.

This wonderful show runs from early October until November 1 at Old Westbury Gardens in New York, the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, Fairplex in Pomona, Seaport in Boston, and Meadowlands in New Jersey. For more information, visit www.therise.org.

Be sure to scroll all the way down the page, there are a ton of great ideas here!

Carved Pumpkin Heads©Don Vandervort, HomeTips.com

Carved Pumpkin Heads in Water






Sesame Street pumpkin characters©Don Vandervort, HomeTips.com

Sesame Street characters are carved and painted on a grouping of pumpkins.

Dinosaurs©Don Vandervort, HomeTips.com

Dinosaurs from carved and painted pumpkins roam the landscape.

Chinese Dragon©Don Vandervort, HomeTips.com

Incredible Chinese dragon winds through lanterns—all made from pumpkins.

Sea Creatures©Don Vandervort, HomeTips.com

A brilliant display of sea creatures floats through the night.

A School of Fish©Don Vandervort, HomeTips.com

In the dark of night, these carved pumpkins become a school of fish.

About Don Vandervort
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Don Vandervort has developed his expertise for more than 30 years, as Building Editor for Sunset Books, Senior Editor at Home Magazine, author of more than 30 home improvement books, and writer of countless magazine articles. He appeared for 3 seasons on HGTV’s “The Fix,” and served as MSN’s home expert for several years. Don founded HomeTips in 1996.

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