While Sebastian was away at a friend’s birthday party on Saturday, we took Sophia and one of her BFF’s to Glensheen’s Halloween Spooktacular.  We went two years and were pleasantly surprised that they had changed things up a bit.  We enjoyed touring the grounds after dark and viewing 1,000 carved pumpkins.

Here’s a description of the event:

Visitors will walk through the spooky Cottonwood cathedral, a torch-walk against the wrought iron fence to the West Gate where a mass of grinning pumpkins will greet you at the entrance of the mansion, lit for enchanted effect. Inside, witness a Pumpkin Seance contacting the spirits of old ghouls, Herman and Lily Munster and Morticia and Gomez Addams, artistically cut onto pumpkins. Then it’s down to the mansion’s winter garden to pick the winner of the pumpkin carving contest. Back outside, tour the Bridge of Sorrows where hundreds of pumpkins are fleeing in terror over the orangey/red waters.

Sophia and her friend found a number of favorite pumpkins – Frankenstein, mummy, owl and cat.

Glensheen Spooktacular
Jack O’Lanterns
Haunted Mansion
More Carved Pumpkins

Glow sticks were for sale along the way.

Glow Sticks

The tour concluded with s’mores and a fire dancer.

Playing With Fire

We haven’t finished our own preparations for Halloween.  We still have three pumpkins waiting to be carved.  Here are the two that we carved at my Mom’s earlier this month.

Pumpkin Heads

Later this week we will have photos of Sophia dressed up as a fortune-teller and hopefully more carved pumpkins.

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