Another Halloween season has come and gone and as we approach the Christmas season, it is never too late to reflect on Halloween and all of the fun that was had. Each year, Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence, Rhode Island, presents an amazing show featuring over 5,000 carved pumpkins. Money raised for this event helps the zoo on so many levels and I am happy to report that this year’s show broke all attendance records, including the largest Halloween night ever, a night usually slow as most people are out with their kids trick-or-treating. Here I present to you a series of pics taken on the last night of the 2015 season. Enjoy!
Roger Williams Park Zoo once again hosts the JACK-O-LANTERN SPECTACULAR, an annual fundraising event put together by a company called Passion For Pumpkins. This fall tradition, despite its late start due to inclement weather (we had more rain in the 3 days leading up to the show than we did all spring and summer combined), is now in full swing and is not to be missed! This year’s theme is People’s Choice, taking the best skits from past shows and combining them into one mega-presentation.
After going through the trail the final night of the show, on November 2, 2014, there were just too many great looking pumpkins left to not share. The last night of the season is actually the best night of the year to go as the crowds are low and every last pumpkin left is crammed somewhere. It is on this night that you are guaranteed to see the very best of this amazing show! This year was another great success for Roger Williams Park Zoo and can only imagine what 2015 will bring! ENJOY!
When I started working at Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence, Rhode Island I knew I would be working with people who shared a similar interest of mine, the love of animals. Never in my wildest dreams did I think that I would also be working with so many people who also shared my love of horror and science fiction films! This blog is about one of them.
The second set of photographs from this year’s “Jack O’Lantern Spectacular” at The Roger Williams Park Zoo!
Halloween is a particularly spooky time in Terror Dave Albaugh’s native New England. He’s fortunate to also be working at a place that has a unique way of celebrating the holiday, The Roger Williams Park Zoo! Jack O’Lantern Spectacular is their big event and features a gigantic collection of skillfully carved pumpkins and we’ve featured it for the past several years (you can see last year’s introduction HERE). Like last year, I won’t be able to see it for myself so, like many of you, I’m relying on David to send us pictures from the big event (though this should not imply that pictures are a suitable substitute so, if you’re able to get there, DO IT!) . Because these are real pumpkins, they eventually die and new designs are sent in as replacements. So even if you are fortunate to attend one night, you’re bound to see something new via these posts. Every year has a theme and 2014 is “The Alphabet” promising a cornucopia of thrills from A to Z. The event began October 2nd and will run until November 2nd. And so, without further adieu…