On a Hot Fall Day, 2,300 Pumpkins Decorate a Stone Wall

From owls and cats to Detroit Tigers and Justin Bieber, pumpkin carvers got creative Saturday at the Stone Wall Pumpkin Festival. (Share your pumpkin here with Patch readers.)

Which pumpkin was your favorite?

Was it the jack o' lantern with the pumpkin seeds as teeth? Was it Frankenstein? The Apple logo that paid homage to Steve Jobs?

Or was it one of more than 30 pumpkins with a Detroit Tigers theme?

On Saturday at the , more than 2,000 people came together to enjoy a warm fall day and carve a pumpkin to place on the stone wall that lines the museum property. Later on Saturday night, many of them returned to see their creations all aglow.

Museum director Pat McKay said they started the day with 2,100 pumpkins and refilled the patch twice with orders of 100 pumpkins each time. McKay said the weather — the temperature reached the high 70s — contributed to the day's success.

Did you carve a pumpkin at the festival? Show off your creation in this photo gallery (click "add your photos and videos" above).

Alice Shaeffer October 09, 2011 at 04:43 AM
What a fabulous family event! Enjoyed it tremendously! Thanks!
Laura Cassar October 09, 2011 at 01:23 PM
An amazing day and night! Pat McKay and his army of volunteers do a spectacular job to make this event one of the very best things about Rochester!
Tiffany Dziurman Stozicki October 09, 2011 at 01:52 PM
It strikes me each year how much Sarah Van Hoosen Jones, the last member of the Van Hoosen-Taylor family to live in the farmhouse which is now part of the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm, would love to know how her family's homestead continues to be cherished and enjoyed by the community. She was quite a supporter of local history and this festival has always been a wonderful way to illustrate how historical resources can live on in a community.
Jane Hoyle October 10, 2011 at 12:37 AM
The Pioneer Playground, sponsored by Friends of Dinosaur Hill, with its pioneer crafts and games was a tremendous addition to the Pumpkin Festival this year. Jane Hoyle


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