Pumpkin Decorating Contest

Bring your decorated pumpkin to the Fairgrounds by 6 p.m. on Friday, October 5th, or between 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., on the day of the giant pumpkin party, Saturday, October 6. Judging will take place at 11:00 a.m. Viewing of pumpkins at 12 Noon. prizes will be awarded at the giant pumpkin party on October 6 after 3:00 p.m. Decorated pumpkins must remain on display for viewing until 3:00 p.m. on October 6, or prizes will be forfeited. no commercial kits, please. For more information, call the library at (845) 985-7233.

Click here for Pumpkin Decorating Contest Entry Form (pdf)

Pumpkins will be judged in two categories:

– 10 prizes in each category –

CARVED

CATEGORY FIRST PRIZE SECOND PRIZE
Child (7-12 years of age) $15.00 $10.00
Teen (13-17 years of age) $15.00 $10.00
Adult (18 +) $15.00 $10.00

 

UNCARVED

CATEGORY FIRST PRIZE SECOND PRIZE
Children w/adult (under 12 years of age) $15.00 $10.00
Children (7-12 years of age) $15.00 $10.00
Teens (13-17 years of age) $15.00 $10.00
Adults (18+ years of age) $15.00 $10.00

 

$25.00 GRAND PRIZE YOUTH BEST OF SHOW

A total of 15 prizes will be awarded!

CRITERIA FOR JUDGING FLOAT, PUMPKIN DECORATING, AND SCARECROW CONTESTS

1) Appropriateness and relationship to theme of your choice. (Floats assemble in annual theme)
2) Originality, uniqueness, and reflection of creative thinking.
3) Attractiveness and use of color.
4) Craftsmanship and overall construction.
5) Degree of visual impact.