The votes are in for the AVLtoday Pumpkin Carving Contest. Check out the pumpkins below, including the contest winner our readers voted for.
Winner: Sir Sumo by Mariah G.
The jack-o'-lantern captures this Frenchie’s smushed face perfectly, making him look extra regal in the orange glow.
Finalist: Into the Woods
You could argue that the black bear is the unofficial mascot of Asheville — but you can’t argue that this lifelike depiction didn’t take mad skills to create.
Finalist: Fall Foliage Triad
These painted pumpkin proves you don’t need to carve to create. It has guts — just not pumpkin guts. These painted leaves look just as vibrant as the real thing.
Finalist: Lil’ Pump and His New Digs
Go big or gourd home. But this reader quite literally created a cozy gourd home for an adorable, palm-sized pumpkin.
Finalist: Asheville Dremeled Pumpkin
The scene of mountains, trees, and a bear capture the fixtures of our local wildlife. We especially love how the carving pops against the green pumpkin canvas.
Congratulations to Mariah G. (and Sir Sumo himself) and all our finalists — you’re all the cream of the carving crop.