For years, with the help of friends and family, I have impaled 80 to 100 pumpkins on the spikes of the iron fence on the corner of Kane and Strong in Cobble Hill for Halloween. Every pumpkin is unique. The impaled pumpkins are left for months, to age as nature commands, into gnarly remnants of themselves.
Every year, hundreds of costumed trick-or-treaters have come by to enjoy the spectacle. This year, I invite neighbors and all pumpkin artists to contribute pumpkins to the fence. There are 274 spikes so there is room for a lot of participation.
To join in:
buy (or grow) the right size and kind of pumpkin – 4 ¾” – 5” inches in diameter, taller than it is round, and soft enough to carve;
LEAVE THE TOP ON;
cut a 3/4” square hole in the middle of the bottom (for the spike);
carve a face;
remove the innards of the pumpkin through the facial features; and
bring the carved pumpkin to the corner of Kane and Strong between 3 pm and 7 pm on October 31, 2012.
We will impale it!
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