Pumpkin Decorating Contest
The pumpkin decorating contest is a central feature of the Great Cortland Pumpkinfest. Talented pumpkin artists bring their best creations to Courthouse Park, each representing a moment in pop culture history. Learn more about the pumpkin decorating contest below.
Decorate your pumpkin (real or hand-made) to resemble your favorite character from books, films, TV or music.
Pumpkins can be decorated with a group, with a friend, or on your own.
Judges will be looking for use of theme, eye-catching color, imagination, originality, and age appropriateness.
Bring your decorated pumpkin to the middle of Courthouse Park between 10AM and 11:30AM on Saturday, October 6.
Judging takes place at 12 noon. Winners will be announced at 12:45PM at the main stage at the east end of the park.
Pick up your pumpkin and poster by 4PM on Sunday, October 7.