House with 3K hand-carved pumpkins is lit with Halloween spirit

This Halloween-inspired display has attracted thousands of visitors.

September 27, 2019, 12:05 PM

Two towns tucked away in West Virginia are aglow with Halloween spirit!

Every October, 3,000 hand-carved pumpkins are displayed around the famed "Pumpkin House," which is the centerpiece of the C-K Autumn Fest, a tourist attraction and festival in the small towns of Ceredo and Kenova in West Virginia during the last weekend in October.

PHOTO: The Pumpkin House in West Virginia is decorated with 3,000 lit, hand-carved pumpkins for the annual C-K Autumn Fest.
The Pumpkin House in West Virginia is decorated with 3,000 lit, hand-carved pumpkins for the annual C-K Autumn Fest.
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"Construction will begin soon on the shelves and the pumpkin carving usually starts mid-October to be ready for the Autumn Fest weekend," one of the event organizers told ABC News.

The large white colonial-style home with a wraparound porch, big bay windows and a sprawling lawn is illuminated with jack-o'-lanterns that stay lit 24/7.

The gourds range in size, shape and color. Stands showcasing the pumpkins are placed across every inch of the property.

"In 1978, the Pumpkin House began with only 4 pumpkins carved for a Halloween display. Since then, the number of hand-carved pumpkins has grown to 3,000," according to the festival's website. "Each year Ceredo and Kenova welcome nearly 30,000 visitors to the Pumpkin House."

Since its inception, the Halloween-inspired display has created a "sense of tradition and community" surrounding the annual festival.

The C-K Autumn Fest fest includes a parade, baking contests and more.

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