See the winning pumpkin from our 2023 jack-o-lantern contest

Cast your vote on your favorite pumpkin carvings submitted by our readers including NC — the best state in the country, NC State Wolfpack, and construction.

A photo of a black cat and an NC State carved pumpkin.

Reader Ashley P. won our 2023 pumpkin contest with the perfect pumpkin for Wolfpack fans.

Photo provided by Ashley P.

The votes are in for our Pumpkin Carving Contest. Check out the pumpkins below, including the contest winner our readers voted for.

An NC State carved pumpkin.

NC State Wolfpack.

Pumpkin carved by Ashley P.

Winner: NC State Wolfpack

Reader Ashley P. had a little extra help from her kitty, which we will allow. This tuff and intricate pumpkin screams “Go Pack” — and we are here for it.

A pumpkin with the NC state outline.

NC — The best state in the country.

Pumpkin carved by Matthew H.

Finalist: NC — The best state in the country

We have to agree Matthew H., NC is the best state in the country. Here at 6AM City, RALtoday’s parent company, we live by the phrase “pride in place,” and this pumpkin knocked it out of the park.

I-40 sign carved into a pumpkin.


Pumpkin carved by Tristan B.

Finalist: Construction

While construction on I-40 can be scary, we have good news for you Tristan B., completion for the I-40 widening project is expected by late 2024. Thanks for the scare.

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