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Event Information:

  • Fri
    23
    Oct
    2020
    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

     

    Rules/logistics:

    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 slbell@olemiss.edu for further details.