October 30, 2013 7:18 am

7 incredible pumpkin carvings from Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular exhibit

A spooky spectacular sees a frightening 5,000 pumpkins on display. The Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular at Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence, Rhode Island is the result of several weeks of preparation by teams of expert carvers. A carved pumpkin of Dorothy from Wizard of Oz is seen here.

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The Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular at Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence, Rhode Island is the result of several weeks of preparation by teams of expert carvers.

The highly anticipated annual event features a breathtaking display of 5,000 illuminated Jack-o-lanterns, with over 125 of them artistically carved and displayed in scenes to play out the annual theme.

This year the show has been called “Pumpkinville USA” and features intricate pumpkin art representing different regions of America; highlighting their unique attributes and historical and cultural landmarks of each of the states.

Have a look at some of the incredible carvings below:

Rosa Parks
Rosa Parks carved pumpkin.

James Brown, Little Richard and Ray Charles
James Brown, Little Richard and Ray Charles carved pumpkin.

John F. Kennedy
John-F-Kennedy-pumpkin-carving

Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s
 Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's carved pumpkin .

Bruce Springsteen
Bruce-Springsteen-carved-pumpkin

The show’s finale, the Laughing Tree, sees hundreds of glowing Jack-o-lanterns on the ground and in trees surrounding carved giant pumpkins of over 1,000 pounds.
The show's finale, the Laughing Tree, sees hundreds of glowing Jack-o-lanterns on the ground and in trees surrounding carved giant pumpkins of over 1,000 pounds.

Photos courtesy of Frank C. Grace/AP Photo

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