Harvested pumpkins are loaded onto a cart for transport at the John Ackerman Pumpkin Farm in Morton, Ill. Unlike other farmers this year, pumpkin growers have no trouble during the nation's worst drought in decades since pumpkins do well in dry weather.
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Louie Davila searches for the right pumpkin to carve in Morton, Ill.
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A girl uses her iPad to photograph a pumpkin carved with the theme of the movie "Halloween" while viewing illuminated jack-o'-lanterns at the Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence, R.I.
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Illuminated jack-o'-lanterns are seen at one of the nation's largest pumpkin shows in Providence, R.I.
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A girl stops to look at the illuminated jack-o'-lanterns in Providence, R.I.
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A "Cat Woman" carved pumpkin is displayed at the Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence, R.I.
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A pumpkin carved with a scene from the movie "Titanic" is displayed in Providence, R.I.
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A pumpkin is carved with Vincent van Gogh's painting of "Starry Night."