Dick Shale: Hey there traveler, Dick Shale here. Welcome to Appalachia! Did you know the AutumnFest takes place the last weekend in October? One of Appalachia's most famous tourist attractions is The Pumpkin House. In 1978, the Pumpkin House began with only 4 pumpkins carved for a Halloween display. Since then, the number of hand-carved pumpkins has grown to 300. Does a house with 300 hand-carved pumpkins attract attention? You betcha! Be sure to take the kiddo's and check out all those pumpkins.