The Big Carve

Scott Kruse of Mahtomedi carves an elaborate pumpkin during “The Big Carve” at Lift Bridge Brewing Co. in Stillwater Oct. 23. Kruse began elaborate pumpkin carving a few years ago after seeing someone do it on TV. (Gazette staff photo by Jonathan Young)
Scott Kruse of Mahtomedi carves an elaborate pumpkin during “The Big Carve” at Lift Bridge Brewing Co. in Stillwater Oct. 23. Kruse began elaborate pumpkin carving a few years ago after seeing someone do it on TV. (Gazette staff photo by Jonathan Young)

Lift Bridge Brewing Co. in Stillwater hosted “The Big Carve,” a family-friendly event Oct. 23. Guests chose from a wagon full of Bergmann Farms pumpkins to carve and heard music from the Roe Family Singers. There was also food and beer or root beer for the whole family.

Scott Kruse of Mahtomedi carves an elaborate pumpkin during “The Big Carve” at Lift Bridge Brewing Co. in Stillwater Oct. 23. Kruse began elaborate pumpkin carving a few years ago after seeing someone do it on TV. (Gazette staff photo by Jonathan Young) Gourds carved by Scott Kruse of Mahtomedi. (Gazette staff photo by Jonathan Young) Sean Turnbull, left, of Stillwater helps his son pick out a pumpkin during “The Big Carve” at Lift Bridge Brewing Co. in Stillwater Oct. 23. Glann Marson of Stillwater does all the work of cleaning out a pumpkin while his daughters Fiona, left, and Phoebe wait during “The Big Carve” at Lift Bridge Brewing Co. in Stillwater Oct. 23.  (Gazette staff photo by Jonathan Young) andra Flores of Oak Park Heights pulls seeds out of a pumpkin during “The Big Carve” at Lift Bridge Brewing Co. in Stillwater Oct. 23. Also pictured is Diana Flores. (Gazette staff photo by Jonathan Young) Morgan Kealy, 8, of River Falls, Wis., concentrates hard during “The Big Carve” at Lift Bridge Brewing Co. in Stillwater Oct. 23. (Gazette staff photo by Jonathan Young) Members of the Roe Family Singers provide entertainment during “The Big Carve” at Lift Bridge Brewing Co. in Stillwater Oct. 23. Gazette staff photo by Jonathan Young)
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Scott Kruse of Mahtomedi carves an elaborate pumpkin during “The Big Carve” at Lift Bridge Brewing Co. in Stillwater Oct. 23. Kruse began elaborate pumpkin carving a few years ago after seeing someone do it on TV. (Gazette staff photo by Jonathan Young)

Gazette Staff Photos by Jonathan Young