This Halloween you can put the typical witches, ghosts, and vampires aside and carve your favorite political figure on your pumpkins. Enjoy this compilation of pumpkin carving stencils.




 Kick it old school and carve George Washington or Benjamin Franklin with patterns from the History Channel (and Jay Ball at Choose non-partisan politics and go with the sweet Lady Liberty.

For the 2008 election, with patterns from The Pumpkin Wizard, you can carve Obama, McCain, Palin, and Biden.



Don’t forget to check out the 2008 candidate pumpkin carving patterns at

Send us a picture of your politically carved pumpkin and we’ll post it on a follow-up story. Send us your digital photos (no larger than 700 x 700).

CONTEST: It’s short notice, but you can still squeeze in an entry into the “Your Old House” Halloween Pumpkin-Carving Contest. Just upload your photo on the site and you are entered for the grand prize of a $200 Home Depot gift card. Hurry! You’ve got until Oct. 24th.

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