The 60-foot-long Great Elizabeth Pumpkin Wall is back—with a new message

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If you’ve ever been through the Elizabeth neighborhood this time of year, you’ve probably seen the giant wall of carved pumpkins adorned with a message for the Charlotte community.

This year’s message? “VOTE.”

Want to stop by and check out the Great Elizabeth Pumpkin Wall display for 2018? Here’s the deal.

When: 

The wall is available for your viewing (and Instagramming) pleasure through Sunday, November 4.

Where: 

721 Clement Drive

What:

 

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The Great Elizabeth Pumpkin Wall has been a tradition of many in the Elizabeth neighborhood for years, but became an “official” community event five years ago. The wall began privately in 2004, which was election year, to show support for the then democratic presidential candidate John Kerry. In a competition to see who could create “the biggest yard sign” the initial wall was built and will continue to be this year’s structure.

Each year, the residents of Elizabeth community are invited to carve or paint a pumpkin to put on the wall and the following day, anyone is welcome to come look at the hundreds of pumpkins stacked among the eight levels of shelving.

Even though the tradition’s existence has been spent spreading political messages, the wall’s messages have become focused on more abstract concepts since the Elizabeth Community Association took responsibility for the annual construction. Last year’s word was “LOVE,” but in honor of midterm elections, this year’s word is “VOTE.”

This year’s Great Elizabeth Pumpkin Wall is a whopping 60 feet long and 20 feet high.

 

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You heard the wall. Hit the polls! Here’s the C5 guide to midterm elections: your voter registration status, dates to know, where to vote and more.

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