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Spooktacular Pumpkin Contest

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Carved pumpkin
The City of Bedford and Bedford Parks & Recreation are hosting a pumpkin contest again this Fall!  Registered participants can paint, carve, and decorate their pumpkin and email us a photo for judging.  

We will choose winning pumpkins in the following categories: Most Creative, Scariest, Cutest, Funniest, Most Realistic. We will also choose additional group winners for Ages 3-5, Ages 6-8, Ages 9-12, Ages 13-17, Adults and Family.  We will also give out a “Facebook Famous” award to the pumpkin with the most likes through October 30. Prizes vary by age group.

Deadline to register and submit a photo of your completed pumpkin is October 26. Submissions will be shared on Facebook on October 28 and voting will end on October 30 at 11:59pm. Winners will be announced on Halloween!

Fee: Free. Participants provide their own pumpkin (real or plastic) to paint, carve and decorate. Bedford residents only.

How to submit your photo:
Email your photo to and be sure to include the name of the pumpkin creator, age, and please give your pumpkin a title/name.
*Note, you must be registered to be judged*

John Doe, age 20  (or The Doe Family)
"Creepy Grin"
Pumpkin on front porch step carved with a skeleton face with large grin

* Adjustments and discounts will be applied during checkout if applicable. *

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