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Pumpkin Carving Competition

Tuesday 31st October 2023 (5:00pm )

Boo! Spooky season has arrived.

Knives and spoons at the ready because we’re inviting everyone to take part in our 2023 Pumpkin Carving Competition.

Make a donation of your choice (suggested £2), carve your pumpkin (be as creative as you like) and then send us a photo of it. We’ll then upload all the photos to Facebook for a public vote. The winning entry in each category is the photo with the most likes.

We’ve got three age categories:

  • 10 and under
  • 11 – 17
  • 18+

Please email your photos, with name, age category and title of pumpkin to

Closing date to send your photos to us Tuesday 31 October.

Our top tips

  • Start cutting from the bottom, not the top.
  • If you do carve from the top, cut out the lid on an angle.
  • Scoop out all the pulp (and then some).
  • Sketch out your design on paper first.
  • Hold the pumpkin in your lap.
  • Start with simple rough cuts.
  • Use your scraps creatively.
  • Light it up.

All under 18s must be supervised by an adult.