The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze: Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y.
Each October, tens of thousands of visitors flock to Van Cortlandt Manor
in New York's historic Hudson Valley to feast their eyes on more than
4,000 hand-carved, illuminated
jack-o'-lanterns. Dozens of pumpkins are grouped together to create
elaborate scenes: 10-foot dinosaurs, giant spider webs and an undersea
aquarium, just to name a few. Sound effects and synchronized lighting
complete the ethereal atmosphere.