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Stark Raving Pumpkin Carving Contest

Arts and Culture: Celebrate Fall with the UM Museum! Enter your pumpkin masterpiece in the first ever Pumpkin Carving Contest! Register online by Oct. 23

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Stark Raving Pumpkin Carving Competition

It’s Fall, y’all, and the UM Museum is getting festive this Halloween! Enter the UM Museum’s first ever pumpkin carving contest for a chance to win prizes and be featured on our social media! Fun for all ages! 

Here’s How:

  1. Pre-register here by Friday, October 23.

  2. BYOP (Bring your own pumpkin)! Obtain a pumpkin of appropriate size and beauty to be worthy of your artistic skills.

  3. Carve or paint said pumpkin into a creative masterpiece.

  4. Deliver your pumpkin to the Walton-Young House!

 Pumpkins will be displayed on the Walton-Young House front lawn all Halloween Weekend! Spectators are encouraged to stop by or drive-thru to check out our ‘Haunted’ Historic House and our contest entries. Please remember to wear a mask and practice social distancing!

Winners announced on social media on Saturday, October 31. May the best pumpkins win!

Entry Fee: $3 members, $5 non-members

Pre-registration is required

Registration closes Friday, October 23


  1. Pre-register by Friday, October 23.

  2. Pumpkins may be carved, painted, or sculpted.

  3. Must be family friendly.

  4. Pumpkin must be dropped off to the Walton-Young House. Drop off will be contactless


Contact Stacy Bell at for further details.

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