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Pumpkin Decorating Contest

Free Entry

Saturday October 28, 2023


  • One entry per person.
  • All entries must be real. No artificial pumpkins will be accepted.
  • Participants can carve, draw, or paint on the pumpkin. You may also use objects, materials, and/or paper to decorate your pumpkin. Materials may be glued or pinned to the pumpkin.
  • Pumpkins must be appropriate and child friendly. We reserve the right to reject any entries.
  • Pumpkin must not exceed 25 lbs.
  • Prizes will be awarded to top People’s choice winners in each division. Winners will be notified following the contest.
  • All pumpkins must be picked up by 12:00 p.m. at the Master Gardener Booth. Any pumpkins not picked up at the designated time and location will be donated to the River Region Master Gardener Association or local businesses.
  • Do not write or display your name on your entry, all entries will receive an identification number.

To Enter:

  • Drop off pumpkin with entry form between 8:00 a.m. -9:00 a.m. at River Region Master Gardener Booth at Saturday German Coast Farmer’s Market located at:
    St. Charles Parish East Regional Library
    160 West Campus Drive
    Destrehan, LA 70047
  • Judging begins at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 11:30 a.m.
  • Please pick up your pumpkin between 11:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.

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