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Pumpkin Carving Festival at NYBG

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Giant pumpkins weighing over 1000 pounds? Did I hear that right? Yup! The New York Botanical Garden hosts a pumpkin carving festival every year. Events such as these are like a breath of fresh air. 

We went there last year and I knew I just HAD to share it here on my blog! Giant pumpkins from all around are brought; some of them are carved and then displayed for visitors.

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Pumpkin weighing 2058 lbs.

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Pumpkin weighing 878 lbs.

This one was really creepy and I wonder how they must have carved it-

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It is indeed an art to carve these pumpkins and to see them on display is surreal.

They have an ongoing festival in the month of October where newly carved giant pumpkins are displayed along with a few workshops for kids as well. For those who are in and around the city can definitely think of going there – it’s worth a visit. But for those who can’t, you can check out their site and see a few of their pumpkin carvings.

 

XOXO

Smiling Notes

68 Comments

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    apuginthekitchen

    October 26, 2015

    Love this!!

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    Heather

    October 26, 2015

    I’m happy if I can manage the old triangle nose, eyes, and mouth. These are spectacular 🙂

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      Smiling Notes

      October 26, 2015

      Haha even carving the little triangle nose, eyes and mouth is huge task! 😉

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    Creative Crafts DIY

    October 26, 2015

    woooboooooo nice

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    noorainsobiya

    October 26, 2015

    Wowww… That was so creepy!! That zombie thingy freaked me..

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      Smiling Notes

      October 26, 2015

      It freaked me out too! I’m scared of all things spooky 😅

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        noorainsobiya

        October 26, 2015

        Ikr?? Yet I love ghost stories the mostest..😁😁😁

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          Smiling Notes

          October 26, 2015

          Hahaah true!! although ghost stories freak me out…I love them too 😝😂😂

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    Haylee

    October 26, 2015

    These are awesome – I wish the British took Halloween as seriously as you do across the Atlantic 🙂 I have my pumpkin ready and waiting to be carved. Every year I look at elaborate designs but it still generally turns out as a face with triangular eyes!

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    Snapshotsincursive

    October 26, 2015

    A festive weekend is creeping up on us. 🎃

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      Smiling Notes

      October 26, 2015

      It sure is!! 🎃🕸👻

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        Snapshotsincursive

        October 26, 2015

        We will be traveling to San Diego that day. Should see some interesting characters. 👻

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          Smiling Notes

          October 26, 2015

          Ooh that’s cool! Looking forward to a post from you soon! 😉

          • Snapshotsincursive

            October 26, 2015

            Absolutely. I love “Dining Outside the Home”! 🍓

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    Alok Singhal

    October 26, 2015

    I saw one weighing 1000 pounds in Hackensack (near New York) a couple years back. They are indeed huge!

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      Smiling Notes

      October 26, 2015

      Yes they are so enormous..almost made me wonder whether they were real 😛😝

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    Lynz Real Cooking

    October 26, 2015

    Wow this is super cool the one is very creepy!

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    anroworld

    October 26, 2015

    Very cool and creative!

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    youthfoodblog

    October 26, 2015

    Very festive! Just in for the Halloween!

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    Lifestylebites3

    October 26, 2015

    Love those pumpkin pictures and I hope you had a fabulous time during the event.

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    eatingwellnyc

    October 26, 2015

    wow that is one amazing carving!

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    luckyjc007

    October 26, 2015

    Neat! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

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    Sabiscuit

    October 26, 2015

    These are really cool. Definitely a fun day out. Thanks for sharing this. x

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    themissshweta

    October 27, 2015

    Tysm for sharing! Ofcourse I can’t travel there but can see my dream destination through your A-W-E-S-O-M-E blog & instagram feeds 👍 xoxo

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      Smiling Notes

      October 27, 2015

      Always a pleasure to share them…so happy to know you are liking them.Thank you for your sweetest words Shweta! You are indeed a sweetheart! 😘

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        themissshweta

        October 27, 2015

        But Shamira, I dunno why I am unable to like your posts 🙁 app issues I guess

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          Smiling Notes

          October 27, 2015

          Oh no thanks for letting me know. I will check it out but mostly I think it must be app issues like you said..Wordpress app sucks sometimes 😖🙄

          • themissshweta

            October 27, 2015

            It does 😔 anyways keep posting 👍

          • Smiling Notes

            October 27, 2015

            Yup hope the issue is fixed 😔meanwhile I’m gonna see if there is any problem from my end.

          • themissshweta

            October 27, 2015

            Sure! 🙂

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    Shari

    October 27, 2015

    Wow, such creative carvings! I can’t believe how much some of them weigh. I loved seeing these pictures and experiencing fall vicariously through them! 🙂

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      Smiling Notes

      October 27, 2015

      Glad you liked them. The carvings are truly creative! 😊

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        Shari

        October 27, 2015

        Thank you so much for checking out my post today and following me. Do you mind if I ask you a question? I am having a bit of a problem with the blog transition to the new address. When you followed me, how did you do that? It appears that you are following my old blog instead of the new site. This has been happening frequently, and I’m not sure why. To follow the new site, just submit your e-mail there and you will get notified of new posts on the new site. Thanks for your help! 🙂

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          Smiling Notes

          October 27, 2015

          Oh actually I got a notification on the reader on the WP app of your post that you are transitioning to a new site (I suppose a self hosted one) and clicked on that link. I believe I haven’t submitted my email id on your new site..will do that asap so that I will get notifications of your new posts 😊thank you so much! Hope when I transition to a self hosted site, I can ask you doubts that I may have 😉

          • Shari

            October 27, 2015

            Thank you so much for your input! It really did help me understand what is happening. If you transition to a self-hosted site, please don’t hesitate to ask any questions! I would be happy to help!

          • Smiling Notes

            October 27, 2015

            Thank you so much for your support!! 😊

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    Karen

    October 27, 2015

    I’m not into creep things but that last pumpkin is amazing in that it was carved out of a pumpkin. I have friends that live in Connecticut and go into the city all the time. I’ll be sharing your post with them.

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      Smiling Notes

      October 27, 2015

      Thank you so much for checking out my post..I’m not into creepy things too..they scare me so much but yes it was carved very creatively ! I would love it if you share it with your friends! 😊

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        Karen

        October 27, 2015

        It was my pleasure.

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    woodysluxtoys

    October 28, 2015

    Reblogged this on Woodys Lux Toys.

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      Smiling Notes

      October 28, 2015

      Thank you so much for the reblog! Really happy 😊

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    Freda @ Aromatic essence

    October 28, 2015

    Wow ! Thanks for sharing the pics dear ! Loved it 😀

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    Deb

    October 28, 2015

    Oooh, that pumpkin with the arms and legs was creepy…lots of creepy ones. Would love to see it in person, thanks so much for sharing!! That sure is alot of pies!! 😉 Of course that last one takes the cake or is it pie? HA Happy Halloween!!!

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      Smiling Notes

      October 28, 2015

      Hahha..it’s going to get baked into a giant pie or cake for sure 😀 Glad you liked the post!

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        Deb

        October 28, 2015

        Loved it!! 🙂

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    Deniza

    October 29, 2015

    Oh this is so beautiful! BTW I love your new design! <3 Have a great day, xoxo Deniza

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    What Nossy Ate

    November 11, 2015

    This looks unreal. I would love to see this one day.

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    noelleg44

    November 26, 2015

    Thanks so much for following my blog. These carvings are amazing – the last one downright scary! I know a lot about growing super large pumpkins since I interviewed the President of the Large Pumpkin Growers Association in Maine for my next book, Death by Pumpkin. Cover reveal for Christmas!

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      Smiling Notes

      November 26, 2015

      Wow! I’m excited to learn about it through your book! And yes the carvings were really awesome.. Thanks for checking out my post 😊

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