Kenova Pumpkin House

Each autumn this home in Kenova, West Virginia, hosts an incredible pumpkin display that draws locals and travelers alike. 

Kenova Pumpkin House in Kenova, West Virginia (photo by Jennifer Morrison)

It all started in 1978 with five pumpkins, but over the decades, West Virginia’s famous Kenova Pumpkin House has grown into an autumn spectacle that now boasts more than 3,000 carved pumpkins each year and routinely draws an annual crowd of 30,000 visitors. Ric Griffith originally carved just a handful of pumpkins to decorate his porch, but the number eventually grew to more than 100. When his family moved to Beech Street in 1991, a larger home, porch and yard prompted the number of pumpkins displayed each season to rise. Each fall, carved pumpkins in a variety of creative designs stand in neat rows in front of the home and adorn its porch and rooftop. The impressive display is lit during the last weekend of October each year. 748 Beech St., Kenova, West Virginia 25530,