Gallery: The Great Jack O’ Lantern Blaze Lights Up the Hudson Valley Wi...

The pumpkins weigh between five and fifty pounds and are scooped and cleaned by a team of volunteers who then pass them on for carving. Each of the 21 nights of the event requires that 15 to 20 volunteers arrive about three hours before it is open to the public to light the votive candles that bring each pumpkin to life.

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