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Halloween Pumpkin Carving Contest

Submit your photo on social media by 5:00 pm on Friday, Oct 30
Halloween Pumpkin Carving Contest

Free, Family, Fun!!

October is filled with scary, spooky, silly fun and we’re looking for the best pumpkins in the patch! The best part, it’s easy to participate!

Carve (or paint) your Jack-O-Lantern, take a photo, and post the picture on our Facebook event page (, or post on Instagram and tag us @cradleofaviation to enter our first annual pumpkin carving contest!

Submit your photo by Friday, October 30th at 5 PM.

Winners from each category will win two museum tickets. Winners will be announced on Monday, November 2nd via social media and contacted for information on prize retrieval.

Age Group Categories
Children (up to age 12)
Teens (age 13 -17)
Adults (18+)

Best Aviation Themed Pumpkin
Best Space Themed Pumpkin

Contest Rules:

Each participant is allowed one entry. For families with multiple young children, participating pumpkins should be posted with the participant’s first name to be entered.

In the children’s category, grown-ups may assist their child with their pumpkin. However, in the spirit of the category and the contest, please ensure the pumpkin is made primarily by the child.

Pumpkins can be scary, silly, creative, or all of the above!

Pumpkins that are violent and/or flagged as inappropriate will be removed from the Museum’s pages and the entry will be invalid.

Save your Jack-O-Lanterns after Halloween to participate in our Annual Pumpkin Drop on Saturday, November 7th from 11 AM to 2 PM and watch your “Jack” fly off our balcony onto the Museum floor for the ultimate splat! Museum admission required.