Competitions & Exhibits


**All Registration Forms are fill-able online.  Please fill out, print, and mail back or deliver to Amanda Parris, 231 Farmers Market Drive, Hillsville, VA 24343 (Mail-in or early delivered entries must be received by 5PM on Thursday September 27th otherwise items my be brought to the festival location on Saturday September 29th, Downtown Hillsville between 10AM and no later than 3PM for Judging)

Best Decorated, Best Etched, Best Carved, and

Largest Pumpkin Contest

Best Carved, Best Etched and Largest Grown Pumpkins must arrive in exhibit hall area (Carroll County Historic Courthouse) from 10:00AM – 3:00PM on Saturday September 29th.

Best Decorated  Entries will be accepted throughout the day until 3:00 pm and may be completed on-site. Winners will be announced at 3:30 pm at which time pumpkins can be picked up or left on display along the historic court house wall through the Halloween Season.

Fillable Pumpkin Festival Judging Registration FORM

Coloring Contest

No Ordinary orange orbs have a place in our Pumpkin Patch. Be creative drag out your pens, ink, sequins, paints, crayons, beads, feathers, glitter, pom-poms, glue, tape, staples – or whatever else you can scare up- and decorate our pumpkins.

Fillable Pumpkin Festival Coloring Contest FORM

Early entries for the coloring contest are judged separate from our coloring contest completed during the event. You may compete in both contest.  The coloring contests area will be set-up at the Hale Wilkenson Carter Home during our event.

From tiny tractor racing to slugging through a pile of corn, human-powered pumpkin chunkin, hay ride and heritage equipment demonstrations to enjoying seasonal treats, our Pumpkin Festival is sure to be a blast!