One resident of Kenova, West Virginia is known for his elaborate Halloween displays. Every year, he displays around 3,000 carved pumpkins around his house! Ric Griffith is a local pharmacist and the former mayor of Kenova. He never had the specific idea to create such a stunning carved pumpkin display, but it just evolved over time. Now it is a community tradition.\r\n\r\nAccording to TODAY, Ric said, \u201cI have three daughters and when they were young, they and their friends would help me carve pumpkins for the house,\u201d he said. The number of pumpkins kept increasing through the years \u2014 hundreds and then thousands \u2014 and finally Griffith said, \u201cLet\u2019s do 3,000!\u201d\r\nA yard filled with 3,000 carved pumpkins\r\n\r\n\r\nWhy 3,000? The population of Kenova is around 3,000. Also, that is about the number of pumpkins that will fit on his property. So, how does Ric pull off that many carved pumpkins? Hundreds of volunteers come together to help fill the property. They generally start on October 19 and work in his backyard. About 20 people are there every day, while others come and help when they can.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nRic draws most of the designs on the pumpkins for volunteers. Kids help scoop the guts out and adults carve the designs. His wife, Sandy provides meals and snacks for volunteers every year.\r\nPhotos of the carved pumpkin display\r\n\r\n\r\nEven the local high school gets involved! Every year, they carve patriotic pumpkins, animal shapes, and more. The themes generally change each year. The best part? It is free to visit and see all of the finished carved pumpkins. Over 30,000 people visit each year during October.\r\n\r\nRic said, \u201cWe get visitors from all over the world,\u201d he said. \u201cLast year, a lady from Ireland told me, \u2018This is the greatest thing I\u2019ve seen in America so far.\u2019\u201d How cool is that? Watch a video of the display below:\u00a0\r\n\r\nhttps:\/\/youtu.be\/35kk3EMkcLY\r\nObsessed With Pumpkins? Visit These 24 Amazing Pumpkin Farms\r\nClick To Play Daily WordSearch In The New DYR Arcade!