I kind of got into giant pumpkin growing because of a jack-o-lantern. The first pumpkin plant that I bought at a local nursery was because I wanted to have the biggest jack-o-lantern on the street. This year, for the first time, I carved my own pumpkin. We've done the kids pumpkins in the past but I never got around to carving my own either because of rot issues or a lack of time. I can be 99.9% sure I'll have the biggest jack-o-lantern in Arvada this year.