Contest Entry Form and Rules

Can you decorate the Prettiest, Most Artistic, or Scariest Pumpkin?


Children ages 5-12 are welcome to use their imagination, as well as paint, glitter, feathers, candy, fabric, carving, etc., to decorate a pumpkin or gourd to enter into our contest.

To keep the contest fair, entries must be decorated by the child only, please.

Each child may enter one pumpkin/gourd; families may enter one for each child in the family.

Deliver completed pumpkin to the Historical Society Depot Museum on Saturday, Sept. 26 between 1:00-5:00 p.m.

Pumpkins will be judged by Vicksburg Cultural Arts Center artists. A first and second place will be chosen for each category and age group. First place in each category will win a special edition art kit with 3 projects included ($25 value,) and a $10 gift card for Apple Knockers. Second place winners will receive their choice of a single art kit (12 types to choose from) and a $5 gift card for Apple Knockers.

All prizes have been donated by the Vicksburg Cultural Arts Center and Apple Knockers respectively.

Winners will be announced Tuesday, September 29 on Facebook and this site. All the pumpkins will be displayed in downtown Vicksburg buildings from September 28 through October 9.

You will be able to pick up your pumpkin and prizes on Saturday, October 10 between 1:00-5:00 p.m at the Historical Society Depot Museum.

For any questions, please call Charlie with the Vicksburg Historical Society : 269-475-1033

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Check out these amazing art kits generously donated by the Vicksburg Cultural Arts Center for contest winners: