Sixth Annual Pumpkin Decorating Contest

Posted By:  Tina Walker Davis
Date Posted:  9/2/2022

Bring your favorite storybook character to life for Deschutes Public Library’s Sixth Annual Pumpkin Decorating Contest. Bedazzle, draw, paint, feather, or dress up your pumpkin to fill our patch on display at all Library locations. It’s easy and fun for the whole family.

Important dates:

  • October 11–15: Deliver your pumpkin, with a completed entry form, to any Deschutes Public Library location during regular hours. Entry forms are available online; they will also be available at your library starting October 1. No late or early submissions, please.
  • October 18–26: Vote for your favorite pumpkin online and view them at the Library.
  • October 28: Winners announced online and prizes awarded.
  • November 2: Retrieve your pumpkin by 5:00 p.m. (remaining are discarded).


  • Pumpkins must be inspired by a book or a character from a book.
  • Participants may draw or paint on pumpkins, and attach/glue objects, paper, or materials of any kind.
  • Pumpkins may NOT be carved, cut, or hollowed out.
  • No candles, electrical devices, or vulgarity of any kind is permitted.
  • Complete both halves of the entry form. Entry forms will be available online starting October 1, as well as at all Deschutes Public Library locations.
  • One entry per person.

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