The Watauga Arts Council is partnering with the Watauga County Farmers Market to host their annual Community Pumpkin Carving Contest.

Creators of all ages and abilities are invited to try their hand at carving or decorating a locally grown pumpkin.

The Watauga County Farmers' Market is providing pumpkins from local farms to all contest participants.

Representatives from Watauga Arts Council will be at the Farmers market handing out pumpkins on October 23, from 9 am-noon, at 591 Horn in the West Drive in Boone, to pick up your free pumpkin and register.

You do not have to use a Farmers Market pumpkin to enter but it is encouraged. 

Participants will have one week to work on their creations.

Pumpkins can be submitted in person at the Watauga Arts Council, 377 Shadowline Drive, Boone, during the week, or brought to the Farmers Market on Saturday October 30.

Winners will be annouced by November 1.

You can get more details at 828-264-1789 or online at