Pumpkin Carving Contest
Carving Contest Fees and Categories
Must use real pumpkin and be carved before drop-off. No artificial pumpkins will be accepted. Any decorations used with the entry must be attached to the pumpkin.
NO CHARGE for pumpkin entry; one free Pumpkin Walk pass given per carved pumpkin entry.
Download your Individual entry here: Individual Entry Form
$100 per pumpkin entry; two free Pumpkin Walk passes per business with entry; contact the 4-H office to discuss your sponsorship benefits (910.798.7669).
Download you Business entry here: Business Entry Form
Drop Off for Carved Pumpkin Entries
New Hanover County Arboretum – 6206 Oleander Drive, Wilmington, NC
Friday, October 11, noon – 4 p.m. ● Saturday, October 12, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
For questions, contact Roben Jarrett at 910.798.7671 or 4Hpumpkinpalooza@nhcgov.com
Walk through the Arboretum Gardens and see lighted carved pumpkins!
Visit the “Winners’ Circle to see the pumpkin carving contest winners!
Open to the Public 6 – 9 p.m. $5 per person; children 2 and under free
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