Jack-o’-lanterns abound

The Epic Jack-O-Lantern Display

Vancouver Science World Halloween Theme

Farmer Mike Pumpkin Carving - Half Moon Bay, Ca

Halloween Pumpkin Inferno

  The Great Jack O' Lantern Blaze   The Hallow Tunnel of Pumpkins   Pumpkin Inferno 2012 026

For this Halloween season, we explored where jack-o’-lanterns go beyond your typical porch-decoration and found all sorts of creations for charity fundraisers and flat-out fun for spectators. Thousands of expert carvers — including “World Class Pumpkin Carver” Farmer Mike who shows off his handiwork at the annual Half Moon Bay Art & Pumpkin Festival — displayed ambitious art projects, and there’s no shortage of events exhibiting pumpkin-inspired artistry at a massive scale. Here are the few featured here: Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular in Roger Williams Park Zoo, The Great Jack O’ Lantern Blaze of the Hudson Valley, Pumpkin Inferno in Morrisburg, Canada, and Keene Pumpkin Festival in New Hampshire.

Photos from Frank C. Grace, TOTORORO.RORO, AquaOwl, Muddyrabbit, RachelWolff72, mergenhagan, joshbousel, FrankieCorrado, and Chrisser.