36th annual Pumpkin Festival and Costume Competition is
OCTOBER 31, 2020

Because of the virus, the festival will be held VIRTUALLY this year. Contestants will decorate and put wheels on pumpkins, or carve pumpkins, or dress in costume…AT HOME. Take pics! Send the best pics via email to the market manager, who will post them on line and EVERYONE can vote! The winners will be contacted and can come down with their winning pumpkin or costume (or pics are fine) to claim their prize at the Halloween Market (yes, Saturday is the 31st!)!

SEE THE RULES FOR ENTRY BELOW

 

ALL COMPETITIONS ARE DIVIDED INTO 3 AGE CATEGORIES:
7 AND UNDER        8 – 15        16 – ADULT

PUMPKIN DECORATING WITH WHEELS: Because the pumpkins won’t be raced this year, entries in this category can be any size. Please decorate them in any way you desire and then put wheels on them so they roll. Wheels may be made out of any material, including vegetables, but the pumpkin should be able to move on the wheels. We’ll trust you on this…:). Send photos of you decorating and/or putting wheels on the pumpkin as well as the finished piece.

PUMPKIN CARVING:  Carve a pumpkin of any size. If you use a stencil please indicate that when you enter. Photos should show you carving, the stencil (if used), and the final piece.

COSTUME COMPETITION! Make a clever costume, WHICH INCLUDES A MASK COVERING MOUTH AND NOSE. No commercial kits, please, though various components of pre-made costumes may be used. Your costume should be wholly unique.

EMAIL PHOTOS OF ALL ENTRIES TO: manager@healdsburgfarmersmarket.org

Email Subject Line should read: PUMPKIN FESTIVAL CONTEST ENTRY

Your email should include:
NAME OF ENTRANT
AGE OF ENTRANT
WHICH COMPETITION IS BEING ENTERED
CONTACT PHONE # AND EMAIL ADDRESS

DEADLINE OCTOBER 26TH

VOTING WILL BEGIN OCTOBER 27TH AND END OCTOBER 29TH (There will be a Survey Monkey link on this site starting on the 27th). Anyone can vote!

WINNERS WILL BE CONTACTED ON THE 29TH AND CAN BRING THEIR WINNING ENTRY (OR WEAR THEIR WINNING COSTUME) TO THE MARKET ON OCTOBER 31ST TO RECEIVE THEIR PRIZES! (If pumpkin cannot be brought to market because it has not held up, photos will be fine)

PRIZES

DECORATED PUMPKINS WITH WHEELS:

7 AND UNDER:
FIRST PRIZE: $50 GIFT CERTIFICATE FROM AMY’S WICKED SLUSH
SECOND PRIZE:  TOY FROM TOY CHEST PLUS $10 MARKET BUCKS
THIRD PRIZE: BOOK FROM COPPERFIELD’S AND $5 MARKET BUCKS

8-15
FIRST PRIZE: $50 GIFT CERTIFICATE TO AMY’S WICKED SLUSH
SECOND PRIZE: $35 GIFT CERTIFICATE TO SHELTON’S NATURAL FOODS
THIRD PRIZE: $10 MARKET BUCKS

16-ADULT
FIRST PRIZE: $100 GIFT CERTIFICATE TO VALETTE
SECOND PRIZE: $100 GIFT CERTIFICATE FOR A BIKE TUNE-UP FROM SPOKEFOLK
THIRD PRIZE: COOKBOOK FROM COPPERFIELD’S PLUS BOTTLE OF WINE FROM GUSTAFSON

CARVED PUMPKINS:

7 AND UNDER:
FIRST PRIZE: TOY FROM TOY CHEST PLUS $20 MARKET BUCKS
SECOND PRIZE: BOOK FROM COPPERFIELD’S PLUS $10 MARKET BUCKS
THIRD PRIZE: $10 MARKET BUCKS

8-15
FIRST PRIZE: $50 GIFT CERTIFICATE TO AMY’S WICKED SLUSH
SECOND PRIZE: $35 GIFT CERTIFICATE TO SHELTON’S NATURAL FOODS
THIRD PRIZE: $10 MARKET BUCKS

16-ADULT
FIRST PRIZE: $100 GIFT CERTIFICATE TO VALETTE
SECOND PRIZE: $200 GIFT CERTIFICATE FOR 2 E-BIKE RENTALS FROM SPOKEFOLK
THIRD PRIZE: $25 GIFT CERTIFICATE TO SHELTON’S NATURAL FOODS AND COOKBOOK FROM COPPERFIELD’S

COSTUME COMPETITION:

7 AND UNDER:
FIRST PRIZE: TOY FROM TOY CHEST PLUS $10 MARKET BUCKS
SECOND PRIZE: BOOK FROM COPPERFIELD’S PLUS $5 MARKET BUCKS
THIRD PRIZE: $10 MARKET BUCKS

8-15
FIRST PRIZE: $50 GIFT CERTIFICATE TO AMY’S WICKED SLUSH
SECOND PRIZE: $35 GIFT CERTIFICATE TO SHELTON’S NATURAL FOODS
THIRD PRIZE: $10 MARKET BUCKS

16-ADULT
FIRST PRIZE: $100 GIFT CERTIFICATE TO VALETTE
SECOND PRIZE: $200 GIFT CERTIFICATE FOR AN E-BIKE RENTAL FOR 2 FROM SPOKEFOLK
THIRD PRIZE: COOKBOOK FROM COPPERFIELD’S BOOKS AND BOTTLE OF WINE FROM GUSTAFSON

ALL ENTRANTS RECEIVE 2 MARKET BUCKS JUST FOR ENTERING!