Jeff Brown, a pumpkin carver from Glenmoore and former star on the Food Network’s Halloween Wars, recently participated in the annual Pumpkinfest in Doylestown, writes Marion Callahan for the Bucks County Courier Times.
The Pumpkinfest is a tradition more than 25 years old that unites master carvers for a day-long carving competition.
This year, 33 carvers gathered to publicly demonstrate their artistry on massive pumpkins. The glowing gallery of pumpkins draws hundreds of visitors to the event each year.
For Brown, the big motivator is the kid-friendly and drug-free message promoted by the Pumpkinfest. He also enjoys the opportunity to hang out with other top carvers in the region.
This wasn’t his first year in the competition, and the event is something he eagerly awaits every autumn.
“I really like the fact that the pumpkins don’t last,” said Brown. “Part of the intrigue to me is that it’s a temporary art. I feel like people appreciate the art more, knowing that it won’t be around forever.”
Read more about Jeff Brown and Pumpkinfest in the Bucks County Courier Times here.