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The Pumpkin Carving Tradition

The Pumpkin Carving Tradition

Did you know the tradition of carving faces into vegetables dates back to the Celts? The Celts were a European
Cultural group who, in the 7th or 8th Century B.C., carved pumpkins during a festival called Samuin (marking the beginning of winter). The carved and lit pumpkins were to help ward off evil spirits by providing the good spirits a lit path to their homes. In addition to pumpkins, they also carved faces into squash and turnips.

Spinnaker Resorts is all about tradition. One of the exciting and fun events is the great big Pumpkin Carving Contest! Every fall we gather our ideas and come up with a plan to carve the most creative and unique pumpkins for all to see.

Above was last year's winner! (Full view of winner below.) There were also awards for the second and third place as well as honorable mention. Our Pumpkin Carving contest is this week! Who will be the 2018 winner? Stay tuned!


Winner – Scarecrow (Full view) – 2017 Pumpkin Carving Contest


Second Place – Ghosts and Goblins


Third Place – Spinnaker Sunset


Toronto Entry – Hilton Head Hospital Theme

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Virginia Camasca

Virginia Camasca Manager, Corporate Web/Marketing

Virginia is originally from New York. She attended New York University to focus on Digital Media Marketing. After completing the program, Virginia moved to South Carolina in 2013. She worked in various industries and found hospitality to be the most rewarding. Virginia enjoys an active lifestyle. She loves spending time with family and friends. Her interests are sharing articles via social media, movies, history, travel, photography, listening to pop, rock, and dance music.

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