An employee of a vegetable farm walks past a dromedary made of pumpkins in Klaistow, Germany. Until mid-November, the farm celebrates its annual pumpkin festival. This year's theme: "Animal Kingdom."
Alan Walters, an associate professor of vegetable science at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, checks the progress of a pumpkin variety distinguished by its size and color Sept. 6, 2005, in Carbondale. Illinois leads the country in pumpkin production.
Farm worker Roberto Sanchez tosses a pumpkin to Rito Hernandez at a farm in Caldwell, Idaho, Oct. 13, 2005.
Some kindergarten children try to touch a giant jack-o-lantern at the Hollywood theme park Universal Studios Japan in Osaka Oct. 7, 2005.
Preschoolers and their parents from the Helping Hands Preschool at Pleasant View Church of Christ walk through the rolling pumpkin patch at Stroh Orchards Oct. 13, 2005, in Angola, Ind.
Clad in a princess outfit, Julie Battaglia, 6, carves a pumpkin during Oktoberfest activities in Bangor, Pa, Oct. 15, 2005.
Cathryn Augustine and Megan Schildmeyer examine the "Couch Pumpkin" at the Scarecrow Festival in St. Charles, Ill., Oct. 7, 2005. The Fall festival is celebrating its 20th anniversary with more than 140 scarecrows on display.
Dressed like a pumpkin, Andrew Jarrell, 4 months old, sits in a pumpkin patch at Oak Park Methodist Church in Temple, Texas, Oct. 15, 2005. Pumpkins sold at the church will fund Youth Mission trips.
Oak Park Methodist Church members, form left, Steven Arnold, Berkley Martinson, Ted Davis and Danny Sullivan, 14, unload a truck of pumpkins delivered Oct. 15, 2005, in Temple, Texas, to sell for Halloween.
Karli Mazak, 1, of Gilpin Township, Pa., yawns as she tries to pick a pumpkin at Myers Pickle Farm on Route 66 in Gilpin Township, Pa., Oct. 16, 2005.
A man walks past a huge mock pumpkin on display as part of the Halloween decorations outside a Hong Kong shopping mall Oct. 18, 2005.
Katarina Vedenoff, 6, of Visalia, Calif., picks out another pumpkin to add to her wagon during a visit to Vossler Farms pumpkin patch and corn maze with her grandparents Oct. 18, 2005. This is the sixth year for the cornmaze, which is in the shape of a pirate ship this year.
A band from Everland Amusement Park performs in pumpkin costume at a Happy Halloween festival Oct. 19, 2005, in Yongin, South Korea. Many younger South Koreans enjoy the western traditional celebration on the eve of All Saints' Day.
Kiana Warren, 2, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, strains to lift a heavy pumpkin into a wagon during the Four Oaks Pumpkinfest, Oct. 16, 2005.
Jacob Smith, 8, of Hot Springs, Ark., carries a pumpkin out of a patch at Cox Berry Farm near Fountain Lake, Ark., Oct. 17, 2005. Smith was on a field trip with fellow students from New Beginning Christian Academy.
Workers of Fulton Farms in Troy, Ohio, gather pumpkins from one of their fields Oct. 17, 2005.