Where have all the pumpkins gone?

Today pumpkins entered in the cafeteria's pumpkin carving contest will be showing up on tables just outside the cafeteria. Each year there are some pretty creative pumpkins, but also fewer of them. Since I started taking pictures of the pumpkins back in 2003, the number of pumpkins each year has gone down quite a bit for some reason.

Pumpkin Chart

This year there are only three tables set up for pumpkins, so I suspect the trend will continue. I'll find out in a few hours how many of them there are this time.

Update: 13 pumpkins this year. Forgot to bring my card reader with me so pictures will have to wait until later this evening.