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Davie County artist creates 'O'Fishel' pumpkin at State Fair

Posted October 24, 2014

— Davie County resident Tim Trudgeon has been carving pumpkins for 30 years, and on Friday morning he used his expertise to create the "O'Fishel" pumpkin at the N.C. State Fair.

Trudgeon needed only 40 minutes to create a Greg Fishel pumpkin, complete with hair and glasses.

"When you're doing a figure and trying to make it look like somebody, it takes a little longer," Trudgeon said. "I used a fish filet knife."


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  • Jimm57 Oct 24, 2014

    Nice carvings!
    Looks like a Simpson's character!

  • raleighboy524 Oct 24, 2014

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    LOL. So true. Fishel never invests 1 or 2 words, when 5-10 will do. Part of marketing him as brainy.

  • housemanagercary Oct 24, 2014

    That's a very skilled carving, but doesn't look like Fish.

  • KT owns kerliner fans Oct 24, 2014

    Greg has a lazy eye?

  • BigBrokeBill Oct 24, 2014

    Ummm, kinda looks like Barney Fithe?

  • Progressiveredneck Oct 24, 2014

    Put a looped recording of "at this particular point in time" and that artist has a spot-on re-creation.