House in Virginia Displays 3,000 Carved Pumpkins Each Year

This is one place I’d personally love to visit sometime, and you’re about to find out why.

This amazing house in Virginia displays over 3,000 carved pumpkins every year.

Ric Griffith of Kenova, West Virginia, is known for his insane yet beloved tradition of displaying thousands of pumpkins in his yard for Halloween.

“It’s one of those things that there was no intent or plan,” he told TODAY Home of how it all started. “It just evolved out of a variety of factors and the response that people had to it.”

Griffith, a local pharmacist and the former mayor of the small town, said that what started as a wacky idea has now grown into a beautiful community tradition.

“I have three daughters and when they were young, they and their friends would help me carve pumpkins for the house,” he said. The number of pumpkins kept increasing through the years — hundreds and then thousands — and finally Griffith said, “Let’s do 3,000!”

The significance of this number? How many will fit on his property, he said. It’s also a happy coincidence that the population of Kenova is around 3,000, too.

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