Big City Entertainment in a Small Town Venue
Pumpkin Carving Contest
Why limit the results of your carving skills to your front porch when the entire town could enjoy your artistry?
Children $5/Adults $10 to enter
Cash Prizes for "Best" in different Categories
Help us Light Up State Street and fill our beautiful downtown with Halloween Cheer with this community pumpkin carving contest! All ages are invited to participate. Children (under 15) are $5 to register, and adults (15 or older) are $10. Pumpkins must be dropped off at BMCA on Tuesday, October 27 or Wednesday, October 28. BMCA will display and illuminate the pumpkins on State Street Thursday, October 29 through Saturday, October 31st. Winners will be chosen in both age groups for 4 different categories: scariest (must be family friendly), funniest, most creative, and art(ist) inspired. Participants must procure their own pumpkin.
We prefer cash or check to avoid costly credit card fees. You can also pay with Paypal via the link below (please leave the name of the participant(s) in the comments).
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