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Pumpkin Decorating Contest

October 30, 2014 @ 5:00 pm

We invite you to enter your creatively carved or decorated pumpkins for a chance to win fun prizes!

Entries will be displayed along our sculpture gardens’ fountains starting Thursday evening, Oct. 30, continuing through Halloween.

A youth entry & an adult entry will be selected to receive the following awards:

Pumpkin Bumpkin – Best Overall
Pick of the Patch – Best Overall Carved
Picturesque Pumpkin – Best Overall Decorated
Jovial Jack O’Lantern – Silliest Pumpkin
Ghoulish Gourd – Scariest Pumpkin
Pretty in Pink Pumpkin – Breast Cancer Awareness
Rules & Guidelines

Entries will be accepted at the Arts Center on Thursday, October 30, 10am – 5pm.

$5 entry fee per pumpkin. Participants may enter up to three pumpkins each.

Entries will be divided into Youth (14 & Under) and Adult groups for award consideration.

The entries will be on display outside the Arts Center starting at 6pm on Thursday.

The award selections will be announced Thursday evening around 6:15pm.

Costumes are encouraged.

All carved pumpkins will be lit using electric tea lights provided by the Arts Center.

The Art Center reserves the right to reject any pumpkin deemed inappropriate.

The pumpkins will remain on display through Friday evening.

Entries may be picked up on Saturday from 10-4, or will be discarded Monday.

Prep requirements for carved pumpkins: soak pumpkin in a bleach solution of 1 tsp. bleach per 1 gal. warm water for several hours. This will prevent the pumpkins from wilting.


October 30, 2014
5:00 pm


Turner Center for the Arts
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527 N. Patterson St.
Valdosta, GA 31601 United States