Ten thousand pumpkins and squash make up this year's spectacular pumpkin display at Sunnyfields Farm.

Farmer Tom Nelson is pictured putting the finishing touches to a giant artwork paying tribute to Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas on its 30th anniversary.

After 48 hours of preparation work and a team of ten spending 50 man hours to place the pumpkins, the display is ready for public viewing when the farm open to visitors to pick their own pumpkins this weekend.

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The artwork pays tribute to Tim Burton's stop-motion animated musical fantasy film, which was released in October 1993, by depicting the theatrical poster featuring the main character Jack Skellington who is known in the film as the 'Pumpkin King'.

Sunnyfields Farm, at Jacobs Gutter Lane between Totton and Marchwood, is celebrating the run-up to Halloween with its yearly 'Pumpkin Time' event over the next month.

The event has become synonymous with this time of year when families travel from far and wide to embrace all that autumn has to offer and see the farm covered in tens of thousands of pumpkins of all shapes and sizes. 

Young visitors love to jump aboard a wheelbarrow and enjoy photo opportunities, be wowed by the displays and pick a pumpkin, before enjoying a pumpkin soup or Halloween themed cookie in the cafe. 

Organisers have promised there will be new zones to discover in 2023.

Daily Echo: Tom Nelson of Sunnyfields Farm in Totton, Hants puts the finishing touches to a giant artwork

The giant pumpkin display has previously paid tribute to Her Majesty The Queen following her death with a huge pumpkin Paddington Bear, featured a pumpkin carriage the year Cinderella was the pantomime in Southampton, and also featured a face mask in the aftermath of the height of the Covid-19 pandemic. 

In recent years, the family run farm has also hosted the popular Summer Time event during August which is all about wandering the fields and exploring the farm with a backdrop of glorious seasonal sunflowers.

Pumpkin Time is open on weekends and during October half term, running until Sunday October 29.

Tickets are on sale now at sunnyfields.ticketsrv.co.uk/tickets/