Lakeside’s Spooktacular Pumpkin Carving Contest

October 1, 2018 @ 9:00 am – October 3, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Lakeside Arts Park at the Dole
401 Country Club Rd
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Alana Sattler

Lakeside’s Spooktacular Pumpkin Carving Contest Rules & Entry

This October, enter your family’s most artistic pumpkin in Lakeside’s first-ever Spooktacular Pumpkin Carving Contest!  Your family’s masterpiece may win one of several prizes awarded during our 1st Friday Art Show on October 5th!

To Enter:

  • Pick your own pumpkin at any store or pumpkin patch.
  • Carve your design,
  • Fill out the entry form below and drop off your pumpkin along with your $10 entry fee.
  • All entries must be dropped off on Wednesday, October 3rd by 4:00 pm to Lakeside Arts Park at the Dole, 401 Country Club Road in Crystal Lake, Illinois.


  • Commercial stencils may be used however, handmade stencils or freehand carvings will earn more creativity points in the judging. Creativity is encouraged!
  • Accessories to enhance your pumpkins such as fake hair or jewelry are permitted.
  • All pumpkins must include a flameless candle.
  • Only one pumpkin per family, please.


Judging will be held on October 5th during 1st Friday Art Show at the Dole.

Pumpkins may be taken home on Friday, October 5th following the 1st Friday event, or picked up on Monday, October 8th. Pumpkins not picked up by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, October 8th will be discarded.