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1st Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest

October 26 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm


Saturday, October 26, 2024

Start practicing your carving skills and decide if you want a SCARY, FUNNY or CUTE look! Pumpkins of all sizes and shapes are welcomed as long as they are not fake-no foam or craft pumpkins.

Nelson’s want to see your most creative pumpkins! Include the whole family, have fun and bring out your creativity.

Admission is $15.00 per person – Under 3 is Free

Bring your pumpkin to Nelson’s Pumpkin Patch between 11:00am-2:00pm & sign-up at Nelson’s Pumpkin Shack to enter the carving contest. Sorry, No late entries will be judged.

Please, come with your pumpkin carved/decorated, we will not allow pumpkins to be worked on at Nelson’s Pumpkin Patch, thank you.

Each contestant will sign up in the appropriate category and be given a number to place on their pumpkin so that it is a blind judging.

Pumpkin Carving Judging begins at 2:00pm. Winners will be announced at 2:30pm and the winners will be announced at Nelson’s Pumpkin Shack. You will receive a phone call notifying you(if you are not present) if you are a winner!

1st & 2nd place winners will be awarded in each category.
  • 1st Place Prizes – $50.00 Cash
  • 2nd Place Prizes – $25.00 Cash
Pumpkin Carving Categories:
  • Scariest
  • Funniest
  • Cutest
  • Kids-12 and Under

By entering you are giving us permission to post your pumpkin and the winner of the contest on our social media sites.

Pumpkins entered into the carving contest must be picked up no later than Sunday, October 27th by 6:00pm.


October 26
11:00 am - 2:00 pm