Wednesday, October 7, 2015

The Great Pumpkin Project

Check out The Great Pumpkin Project created by Adam of the blog Pumpkin Rot!  In a nutshell, The Great Pumpkin Project is all about placing Jack o' lanterns in the most unlikely of locations (such as in front of a spooky abandoned home, or at the entrance of a crumbling factory).

One of Adam's Jack o' lanterns! (Source)

If you would like to join in on the fun be sure to follow these guide lines set forth by Adam on

Hello Everyone,
My name is Adam. I am the one behind this project. I rarely ever post on here but lurk quite often. I'd like to offer some insight on how I am going about the project. First off, I'd like to say I am ecstatic with the amount of people who love the idea. The more this spreads, the better. So here is how I'm going about the project, and if you would like to get on board, there are a few guidelines I respectfully ask you follow. My mission is 1 jack o lantern everyday/night of October, in a location that looks as if it needs to be graced with a grinning pumpkin. Im sure all of you on this forum can relate to the feeling of joy you feel when you see a lit pumpkin sitting on a nice porch during a cool fall evening. Now how great would it feel to see one placed in a randomly spooky graveyard, old train station or just on a highway overpass. PURE HALLOWEEN BLISS! This is a feeling i wanted to spread locally, and hopefully others would like to do as well. 

If you are in fact on board, and would like to participate there are a few guidelines that would be hugely appreciated if followed:

1. If you have the time and ability, try and put out one jack for every remaining night of the month. I know this is tough to do, lots of carving and time to do so. Trust me i know, but I'm doing 31. But if you can only do one, just make sure its placed in a spot that is worth it. Or at least close to your heart haha. This is not just for Halloween night. As a matter of fact, its even cooler that its any random night in October.

2. PLEASE DO NOT USE ACTUAL FIRE! I know this is very tempting, but please do not leave a pumpkin with actual flame sitting out. I am using led tea lights from walmart to ensure there is no accidents. If you take pics and need more light use what is needed, but please don't use actual flame. Last thing we want is to burn down the awesome places.

3. If you would be so kind as to tag the pumpkins with the Great Pumpkin Project tags, that would be great. There is a logo made, and I will post it shortly. This helps make sure that this is all done under one banner. Create your tags however you like, I used wooden tags and created a rubber stamp. But use the logo.

4. If you decide to take pictures, please send them to This is brand new to me, and didn't expect this much of a response, so please bare with me as i work out the details. But id like to collect pictures taken, and display them somehow. I will learn as I go.


Thanks so much for the support.

Be sure to check out where Adam is placing his Jack o' lanterns at his blog Pumpkin Rot!

Personally, I don't have the time nor money to place a pumpkin every day in October, but I at least want to place one Jack o' lantern somewhere. Won't you join us!?

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