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Fall Falladays: Pumpkin Carving Contest

Thu, Oct 14  |  4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Show off your (carving) skills!

Sign-up to enter Arsenal Yards' second annual pumpkin carving contest!

Calling all artists, creators or people who are really good at carving pumpkins... now's the time to show a pumpkin who's boss for a chance to win big (a $500-value grand prize!).
The public will have one weekend to vote for their favorites, while on display at Arsenal Yards during our Fall Falladays.

For more information on Fall Falladays, visit here.

*limited space available

Sign up requirements:
$5 donation to the Watertown Boys & Girls Club, cost includes a medium-size pumpkin for carving

BONUS: on pumpkin pickup day, join us for our first-ever Fall Falladays Festival!
This is a can't-miss evening of fall festivities that will kick off the Fall Falladays Season.
Sign up is required, purchase your tickets here.

Prizes include:
1st Place: The ultimate Arsenal Yards Dining Experience ($500 value!)
2nd Place: The full shopping package at Arsenal Yards ($300 value!)
3rd Place: A family experience to Majestic 7 ($150 value!)

Spooky, scary, cute or funny, all creative designs are welcome as long as they are appropriate for a family-friendly audience. Please note, there is no age limit to participate, however serious pumpkin carvers only.

Schedule of Events Include:

Thursday, October 14th: Pumpkin Pickup from 4:00 - 8:00PM
*Please pick up your pumpkin for carving during this window of time at Arsenal Yards, near Shake Shack.

You will pickup your pumpkin at the Arsenal Yards tent. Please note if you want to attend the Fall Falladays Festival, you must register separately. Your pumpkin carving registration DOES NOT count as attendance into the event. The Fall Falladays Festival has limited tickets available and registration is required.

Wednesday, October 20th AND Thursday, October 21st: Pumpkin Drop Off from 5:00 - 7:00PM
*Please drop off your completed and carved pumpkin during this window of time at Arsenal Yards, near Shake Shack

Friday, October 22nd: Public voting begins!
*The public is encouraged to come visit these pumpkins on display and vote for their favorite!

Voters can simply scan the QR code near the pumpkins to select their favorites. All voting will be completed online.

Tuesday, October 26th: Winners are selected!
*Overall 1st, 2nd and 3rd place will be selected

About the Watertown Boys & Girls Club:
The mission of Watertown Boys & Girls Club is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, and responsible citizens.

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Event Safety:
The safety of our guests, performers and staff remains our top priority. We are closely monitoring all COVID-19 rules and regulations to ensure a safe experience for all. Following CDC guidelines and our local regulations, face masks are required for all individuals while in indoor public spaces. Face masks are no longer required outdoors for individuals who are fully vaccinated, though non-vaccinated individuals are advised to continue to wear face masks at Arsenal Yards.

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Parking & directions

Arsenal Yards is approximately a 10-minute drive from Harvard Square and approximately a 15-minute drive from Copley Square. Other areas will find it easily accessible from the Mass Pike or Fresh Pond Parkway, among many routes available to Watertown’s East End. Once on site, ample free parking is available. Traveling via public transportation? MBTA bus route 70 stops right on site and can be picked up at the Central Square Red Line T stop.