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3rd Annual 4-H Pumpkin-Palooza…Experience the Adventure!

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Calling ALL Pumpkin Carving & Jack-o’-lantern artist to help illuminate the gardens during
New Hanover County’s 4-H Pumpkin-Palooza!

New Hanover County 4-H is excited to announce the 3rd Annual 4-H Pumpkin-Palooza…Experience the Adventure. We are excited to have our event IN PERSON this year. We are keeping safety first, but we’ll have LOTS of activities to enjoy!

Drop off and register your carved pumpkin on Saturday, October 16th, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the New Hanover County Extension and Arboretum. There will be one (1) 4-H Pumpkin-Palooza Pass per person with pumpkin entry.
1st thru 3rd place ribbons will be awarded for scariest, funniest, or most original!

7 years old & Under (painted pumpkins only)
Carved pumpkins: 8-13 years old; 14-18 years old; 19-39 years old;  40 years & up

Garden Pumpkin Walk with Fun 4-H Activities
Visitation Schedule is as follows:
Option #1: 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. OR  Option #2: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Rain or Shine!

UNCW Mad Scientists | Electrifying Skeleton | NC Aquarium Scales & Tails |
Horses Inside Out and MUCH MORE!


No Tickets at the Gate



Presented by New Hanover County Farm Bureau

Sponsored by Farmers Supply Co.; Johnson Nursery; & Corning, Inc.

You may recycle (dispose) of your carved pumpkins at the Arboretum November 1 – 3. Wilmington Compost and New Hanover County Extension & Arboretum, and New Hanover County 4-H is sponsoring the re-purposing of your carved pumpkins for livestock feed and/or compost.

We want to see all of the talent and creativity of your carved pumpkin in person! 

For additional information, contact J. Scott Enroughty, 4-H Agent.