Pumpkin Picking at Thistledown

JUNCTION CITY, Ore. — The wet weather is on the way, typical for fall here in Oregon. Rain and cooler temperatures may mean summer and its holidays are gone, but it’s now time for fall festivities. Halloween is in just three weeks and it’s prime time to pick the perfect pumpkin. Families were at Thistledown … Continue reading »

World Record Holder Carves Pumpkin

EUGENE, Ore. – Scott Cully continues to make amazing creations, all by carving pumpkins. Cully holds the world record for largest carved jack o’lantern. The pumpkin weighed 1,810 pounds. He will be at the Eugene Home Show this weekend carving a 900 pound pumpkin grown in Albany.

U of O Chemists Play to the Crowd

EUGENE, Ore. –  Halloween decorations are everywhere and at the University of Oregon they’re dropping out of the sky. Student affiliates of The American Chemical Society put pumpkins to the test, dropping them from three stories high. Students conducted experiments that included dropping both frozen and unfrozen pumpkins and recording the splatter patterns. According to … Continue reading »

Dry Weather Yields Large Pumpkin Harvest

JUNCTION CITY, Ore. — It’s the time of the year when Lone Pine Farms expects hundreds of people to head to its pumpkin patch to pick out the perfect pumpkin. The farm said it’s been a great year for the pumpkin crop. The 20 acre you pick pumpkin patch looks like a sea of orange, … Continue reading »

Eugene Man Carves 650 Pound Pumpkin

EUGENE, Ore. — A Eugene man spent the day Saturday carving a 650 lb. pumpkin. The artist said Oregon is the perfect place to grow these giant pumpkins; the one he carved was grown in Albany. The intricate carving takes quite some time for this artist. “It usually takes about an hour, forty five minutes … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Squash and Gourd Planters

EUGENE, Ore. — Chances are you may have things around your yard that you can use to make a great fall centerpiece of vase. The first one is a pumpkin planter. Cut open a pumpkin and hollow it out. Add a couple scoops of potting mix. Put in a mum and some violas and top … Continue reading »

Large Pumpkin Crop

CORVALLIS, Ore. – A Corvallis farm says with a warmer and drier summer this year, it is seeing a larger pumpkin crop than usual. “Pumpkin and sweet corn are two crops that like a lot of heat,” said Stahlbush Island Farms Co-Owner Karla Chambers. “And we’ve had good heat, we’ve had early heat, and we’ve … Continue reading »

Carving a Pumpkin Like a Pro

EUGENE, Ore. — A local record-setting pumpkin carver demonstrated his skills Friday morning. We challenged Scott Cully to create a jack-o-lantern in an hour on KEZI 9 News This Morning. Click on the video above to see him at work and learn tips on how you can carve your own pumpkin like the pros.