Some carving creators went traditional, like Will Akridge of Oxford and his son Carter with their Scarface Jack. Some got a little scary, like Ben Simmons of Jacksonville with his painted skull engulfed in flames.
And some wanted a personal touch, like Stacy Roland whose “Poodle Pumpkin” immortalized in gourd her well-coiffed pooch.
Tia Stambaugh of Piedmont even coordinated her pumpkin with her son Landon’s Halloween costume: “He is Spiderman so I painted him a Spiderman pumpkin.”
But whether these pumpkin patch-goers went sweet or scary, their fall festive spirit is written — or carved — all over their jack-o’-lanterns’ faces.
“We had so much fun carving these,” wrote Christa Morphis of Anniston. “It’s been such a long time since we’ve actually done one, we ended up doing three!”