GILBERT, MONROE CO. — As we head into Halloween weekend, one family fun exhibit in the Poconos is showing that you can celebrate without fright
"It was kind of like a walkthrough, but they just made some Jack-O-Lanterns, but not any statues or anything" says
For the second year in a row, the West End Fairgrounds in Gilbert are home to a rare Halloween experience.
Featuring thousands of hand carved pumpkins displayed in a creative and artistic exhibit, this is a first for the area. Cheryl Rodger, organizer of the event, says that extensive research was done in order to create the exhibit.
“We traveled to one a few years ago, probably about three hours away, and we thought it was time to bring something like this to the area. So, we searched for years to find a location that was ideal, and this could not be any more perfect” says Rodger.
Rodger says that the most rewarding part is hearing the “oos and ahhs” coming from people that walk through the gates. She says that many use the experience as a date night, to connect with friends, and even families!
Families from around the corner and even up to three hours away, came out to check out the display.
“Right now, I think our girls are excited to see the Jack-O-Lantern tunnel because they love the light up tunnels, but honestly I am just open ears, and open eyes to see what they got” says one family from Tunkhannock.
The exhibit has a little something for everyone, including a firepit, food, and even carved pumpkins from your favorite movies, t.v. shows, and sports teams!
They will be open until Halloween night, so there is still time to get your tickets! Information for that can be found here.