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Gaston County Citizen Resource, 1303 Dallas Cherryville Hwy, Dallas, NC 28034, USA Gaston County Citizen Resource, 1303 Dallas Cherryville Hwy, Dallas, NC 28034, USA Gaston County Center 2 days ago
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Description: Somethin’ Pumpkin is a cooking contest, pumpkin decorating contest, and festival designed by NC Cooperative Extension as part of Cotton Ginning Days. From growing and cooking with pumpkin, festival activities encourage families to connect with local agriculture and community resources. Entries are judged and displayed as part of Cotton Ginning Days. Cash prizes are awarded for first, second, and third place in each category, as well as a grand prize winner. 
Youth activities are also provided, such as pumpkin decorating and face painting. Over the past several years, Somethin’ Pumpkin has become a family-centered event which carries on not only the skill of cooking, but also the enjoyment of preparing food with family and friends. 


Cooking Contest
Registration Deadline: September 6th
Includes 8 categories: 1) main dish, 2) desserts, 3) miscellaneous, 4) home grown, 5) youth: ages 8 to 12 – main dish & miscellaneous, 6) youth: ages 8 to 12 – desserts, 7) youth: ages 13 to 18 – main dish and miscellaneous, and 8) youth: ages 13 to 18 – main dish and miscellaneous.

Entries are judged and displayed as part of Cotton Ginning Days. Cash prizes are awarded in each category: first place - $100; second place - $50; third place - $25. Grand prize ($200) is awarded to overall Cooking Contest winner.

Cash prizes are awarded for first, second, and third place in each category, as well as a grand prize winner.

Pumpkin Decorating Contest
Pumpkin Decorating Contest includes three categories: grades K-2, grades 3-5, and family. Participants decorate a small pumpkin to portray a theme or character from any Maurice Sendak book… such as Where the Wild Things Are. Pumpkin entries are accepted September 30th – October 3rd.

Find contest details and pick up your pumpkin at participating Gaston County Library locations: Cherryville, Ferguson, Main, Tech@Lowell, and Union Road.

Youth activities are also provided, such as crafts, pumpkin decorating and face painting.
Contact: Linda J. Minges
No cost to participants.
Oct 12 Sat