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The attack of the pumpkin slashers

One of the pumpkin carvers October 19, 1997
Web posted at: 11:09 p.m. EDT (0309 GMT)

SEATTLE (CNN) -- It's October. Time for falling leaves, chilly weather, hot cider and tiny ghosts and goblins who go door to door pleading for candy.

And it's the perfect time for pumpkin carving. Folks in Seattle this weekend participated in a unique variation of the custom

They used chain saws.

The event was held during opening events for Oktoberfest in the city's Fremont neighborhood.

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The site of a chain saw being used to sculpt the familiar smiling pumpkin face that symbolizes the season might have been unusual, but it was, at the same time, very appropriate for a time of year often associated with horror.

An applause meter was used to pick the winner.

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