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Carved Pumpkin Contest

October 21, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - October 27, 2022 @ 5:00 pm


Enter your carved pumpkin in our Halloween Pumpkin Contest! Friday, October 28th through Saturday, October 29th will feature submitted pumpkins in Roberson’s courtyard for the public to see and vote on. Pumpkin entries will also be featured on our social media platforms for public voting. Voting will end at 5 PM on the 29th, the pumpkin that has the most votes wins a cash prize!

Pre-registration is required, submission is only $5! Contestants can drop they’re pumpkins off between 12 PM Friday, Oct. 21st – 5 PM Thursday, Oct. 27th.

Q & A:

Who can submit a carved pumpkin? Anyone! This contest is open to the public.

How many people can participate? We are accepting a maximum of 30 carved pumpkins (1 pumpkin per person).

Do I have to pre-register? Yes. We will not be taking any pumpkin walk-ins.

Where do I bring my carved pumpkin once it’s done? Contestants can drop-off they’re carved pumpkins off at the front desk between 12 PM Friday, Oct. 21st – 5 PM Thursday, Oct. 27th. Someone will be available to help get your pumpkin set up in the courtyard.

Do I have to pick my pumpkin back up? Yes, you can pick your pumpkin up at the end of the day 4-5 PM on Saturday, Oct 29th  and 12 PM – 5 PM Sunday, Oct. 30th. IF YOU DO NOT PICK YOUR PUMPKIN UP BY THESE TIMES, THE PUMPKINS WILL BE THROWN OUT. 

When will the winner be announced? The votes will be counted up and announced on Monday the 31st.


October 21, 2022 @ 12:00 pm
October 27, 2022 @ 5:00 pm

Support provided by the general operations support grants from the United Cultural Fund, a program of the Broome County Arts Council; the Conrad and Virginia Klee Foundation; the Zoos, Botanical Gardens and Aquariums Program, administered by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreational, and Historical Preservation; and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.