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Event Information:

  • Fri
    UM Museum

    Stark Raving Pumpkin Carving Competition

    It’s Fall, y’all, and the UM Museum is getting festive this Halloween! Enter the UM Museum’s first ever pumpkin carving contest for a chance to win prizes and be featured on our social media! Fun for all ages! 

    Here’s How:

    1. Pre-register here by Friday, October 23.

    2. BYOP (Bring your own pumpkin)! Obtain a pumpkin of appropriate size and beauty to be worthy of your artistic skills.

    3. Carve or paint said pumpkin into a creative masterpiece.

    4. Deliver your pumpkin to the Walton-Young House!

    Pumpkins will be displayed on the Walton-Young House front lawn all Halloween Weekend! Spectators are encouraged to stop by or drive-thru to check out our ‘Haunted’ Historic House and our contest entries. Please remember to wear a mask and practice social distancing! 

    Winners announced on social media on Saturday, October 31
    May the best pumpkins win!

    Entry Fee: $3 members, $5 non-members
    Pre-registration is required
    Registration closes Friday, October 23



    1. Pre-register by Friday, October 23.

    2. Pumpkins may be carved, painted, or sculpted.

    3. Must be family friendly.

    4. Pumpkin must be dropped off to the Walton-Young House. Drop off will be contactless 

    Contact Stacy Bell at for further details.