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37th annual Pumpkin Festival and Costume Competition is OCTOBER 30, 2021

YES! WE’LL HAVE THE PUMPKIN FESTIVAL IN PERSON THIS YEAR!!

 

The Pumpkin Festival incorporates 3 competitions, with each contest divided by age groups.

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

PUMPKIN DECORATING WITH WHEELS: Decorate your squash in any way you desire and then put wheels on it so it rolls. Wheels may be made out of any material, including vegetables, but the pumpkin should be able to move on the wheels; it must be able to roll down the market track. Prizes are given for decorations and market bucks are given for race winners.

PUMPKIN CARVING:  Carve a pumpkin of any size. You can bring a pumpkin you carved from home or carve one at the market!

COSTUME COMPETITION! Make a clever costume. No commercial kits, please, though various components of pre-made costumes may be used. Your costume should be wholly unique.


HOW TO ENTER: Simply register for any or all competitions on the day of the market. Registration begins at 8:30am and ends at 10:30am. (see specific competition cut-off times below).

HOW ENTRANTS ARE JUDGED: YOU do the judging. Each entrant will have a cup to deposit a penny into next to their pumpkin. You pick your fave and put the penny in their cup. The costume contest will be similar…Come to the event to find out how to vote for your favorites.

TIMETABLE:
Registration: 8:30-9:30am (Decorated Car Racers)  10:30 (Costume Competition and Carving Competition)
Judging: 9:30-9:50 (Race Cars)  10:45 (Carved Pumpkins and Costume Competition)
Decorated Race Pumpkin winners announced: 9:55
Pumpkin Car Races: 10am-10:30am
Costume voting/winner announced: 10:40am-10:50am
Carving winners announced: 11am Carving Must Be Finished by 10:45 to qualify for judging.

Prizes are donated by local businesses, plus we give out Market Bucks, good for any vendor at the market! All prizes will be listed here a week before the festival. Below are all prize donators. Huge thanks to all!!

PRIZES!

DECORATING 7 & UNDER CARVING 7 & UNDER COSTUME 7 & UNDER
#1 MR. MOON’S SURPRISE TOY AND GIFT CERTIFICATE!
$10 MARKET BUCKS
#1 WONDERFUL SURPRISE TOY FROM THE TOY CHEST
$10 MARKET BUCKS
#1  REALLY COOL TOY FROM COPPERFIELD’S BOOKS & COOKIE PLATTER FROM COSTEAUX
$5 MARKET BUCKS
#2 GIFT CERTIFICATE TO AMY’S WICKED SLUSH & $10 MARKET BUCKS #2 GIFT CERTIFICATE TO AMY’S WICKED SLUSH & $10 MARKET BUCKS #2 GIFT CERTIFICATE TO AMY’S WICKED SLUSH & $10 MARKET BUCKS
#3 $10 MARKET BUCKS #3 $10 MARKET BUCKS #3 $10 MARKET BUCKS
DECORATING 8-15 CARVING 8-15 COSTUME 8-15
#1 GIFT CERTIFICATE TO SHELTON’S NATURAL FOODS & A UNIQUE GIFT FROM COPPERFIELD’S BOOKS
$5 MARKET BUCKS
#1 GIFT CERTIFICATE TO SHELTON’S NATURAL FOODS & A UNIQUE GIFT FROM THE TOY CHEST
$5 MARKET BUCKS
#1 GIFT CERTIFICATE TO SHELTON’S NATURAL FOODS & A COOKIE PLATTER FROM COSTEAUX BAKERY
$5 MARKET BUCKS
#2 GIFT CERTIFICATE TO AMY’S WICKED SLUSH & $10 MARKET BUCKS #2 GIFT CERTIFICATE TO AMY’S WICKED SLUSH & $10 MARKET BUCKS #2 GIFT CERTIFICATE TO AMY’S WICKED SLUSH & $10 MARKET BUCKS
#3 $10 MARKET BUCKS #3 $10 MARKET BUCKS #3 $10 MARKET BUCKS
DECORATING 16-ADULT CARVING 16-ADULT COSTUME 16-ADULT
#1 GIFT CERTIFICATE TO SHELTON’S NATURAL FOODS & UNIQUE BOOK FROM COPPERFIELD’S BOOKS
$5 MARKET BUCKS
#1 GIFT CERTIFICATE TO SHELTON’S NATURAL FOODS & A UNIQUE GIFT FROM THE TOY CHEST
$5 MARKET BUCKS
#1 GIFT CERTIFICATE TO SHELTON’S NATURAL FOODS & A COOKIE PLATTER FROM COSTEAUX BAKERY
$5 MARKET BUCKS
#2 GIFT CERTIFICATE TO AMY’S WICKED SLUSH & $10 MARKET BUCKS #2 GIFT CERTIFICATE TO AMY’S WICKED SLUSH & $10 MARKET BUCKS #2 GIFT CERTIFICATE TO AMY’S WICKED SLUSH & $10 MARKET BUCKS
#3 $10 MARKET BUCKS #3 $10 MARKET BUCKS #3 $10 MARKET BUCKS

ADDITIONALLY, ALL PUMPKINS RACED WILL RECEIVE MARKET BUCKS AND ALL CARVING CONTESTANTS AND COSTUME COMPETITORS GET THEM TOO!

HEAT WINNERS:
1ST PRIZE: $10 MARKET BUCKS
2ND PRIZE: $6 MARKET BUCKS
3RD PRIZE: $3 MARKET BUCKS

ALL PUMPKIN CARVERS OR COSTUME CONTESTANTS WHO DON’T WIN THE COMPETITION GET PARTICIPATION RIBBONS AND $2 MARKET BUCKS!