When you first walk through the loop, one of their carvers demonstrates "how they do it" by carving self portraits.
While some were carved and painted just onto one pumpkin, other pumpkins created entire scenes - each one including just a small detail of the entire display.
There were a lot of faces from pop culture and current talking heads.
The dinosaurs were amazing. A bit farther back off the path, so not quite a clear in the iPhone pictures. You get the gist...
The Inside Out characters
And those who have passed.
The last few of the displays were my favorite. This dragon was incredible. It was enormous! Having to stand a big farther back to get it in its entirety loses some of the detail, but each pumpkin was so intricate, even down to the Chinese lanterns hanging from above.
The loop of displays probably took about an hour or so to walk around. In the literature, it addressed the issue of pumpkin rot and how they handle it. Each week (for about its 6 week run) the pumpkins are replaced with new, recarved ones. While making sense, that also kind of blows my mind.
I was very impressed and look forward to returning again next year for an entirely different show.