Calling All Creative Pumpkin Carvers in Kennesaw

Cooler temperatures, falling leaves and Monday night football are ubiquitous signs of autumn… and there’s no better way to enjoy the season than with a grand illumination of pumpkins. Businesses, organizations, schools and families from Kennesaw and surrounding areas are encouraged to contribute their time and talents to help create unique, colorful and playful multi-pumpkin scenes to display for public viewing during the Folk Tales by the Rails event on Saturday, October 10.

Suggestions include (but are not limited to) groups of celebrity or historical figures, animals, funny faces, Halloween characters and traditional jack-o-lanterns. Pumpkins may be carved or decorated. Scenes will be judged on originality, creativity, craftsmanship and overall presentation. Ribbons will be awarded in each category.
Decorating teams must provide all components of the scene, including pumpkins, tables, props, decorations, extension cords (if required), etc. Keep in mind that pumpkins may be exposed to various weather conditions, as well as birds, squirrels and other visitors. The use of paper or cardboard is not recommended to withstand wind and moisture. The City of Kennesaw is not responsible for any damage or stolen items. While pumpkins are traditionally lighted with candles, due to public safety and the duration of the event, decorating teams are encouraged to use battery operated or electrical light sources to achieve the desired effect.

Participation is FREE. Space is limited and entries will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Limit one entry per household/organization. Decorating teams can begin setting up scenes on Friday, October 9. Installation must be complete by Saturday, October 10 at 12:00 p.m. Scenes will need to be removed on Sunday, October 11.