We asked all pumpkin-carving Richmonders to share their Halloween handiwork with us, and y’all did not disappoint. We’re crowning three champs for the RICtoday Carving Contest.
Most Lifelike — “A Punkin in a Homegrown Pumpkin”
Now this is some really impressive work. That jack-o'-lantern looks just like a human baby — and a super cute one at that. Thanks to Madeleine W. for this tiny little submission.
Best Local Pride — “Smiles for Spiders”
Now these are some Richmond jack-o'-lanterns. We can only assume all three of the pumpkins above graduated from UR, given their enthusiasm for spiders. Keep an eye out next time you’re at Robins Stadium for a football game — these jolly jack-o-lanterns could be anywhere. Thanks to Dave C. for this submission.
Best Variety — “3 Generations”
We have to hand it to this generational set of jack-o'-lanterns — pumpkin carving must run in the family! These detailed carvings would turn any porch into a trick-or-treating hotspot. Thanks to Brenda L.O. for sending these our way.