7th Annual Somethin' Pumpkin Festival

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A family-fun virtual event that builds agricultural connections through activities centered around fall's favorites - pumpkins.

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From growing, cooking, and decorating, the 7th Annual Somethin’ Pumpkin has “somethin’ for everyone” during October. This virtual festival includes several contests designed for the whole family. Winners are announced during the virtual awards program, held on Saturday, October 23, 2021. Be sure to participate for a chance to win prizes – including money!

N.C. Cooperative Extension and Gaston County Public Library are pleased to announce the slate of events that kick off in October. Rules apply for each contest. Check out all of our family fun contests below:

  1. Cooking Contest - enter your pumpkin creations for the chance to win cash prizes ($200 grand prize) in a range of categories including main courses, desserts, and miscellaneous dishes. Registration Deadline: October 1st.
  2. Pumpkin Decorating Contest - pick up a pumpkin from participating libraries and join in the decorating fun! Registration Deadline: October 15th.
  3. Pumpkin Photo Contest - submit your favorite pumpkin-themed photo for a chance to win prizes in the newest event for 2021. Registration Deadline: October 15th.

Virtual Awards Presentation: Sat., October 23, 2021 | 1 - 2 PM

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City of Bessemer City, Farm Bureau - Gaston County, Gaston County Sheriff's Office, Ford's Seed Store, Friends of the Gaston County Public Library, Gaston County Travel & Tourism, KTC Broadcasting, Lineberger's Farm, Minges Printing Co., NC Extension & Community Association, and NC Extension Master Gardeners Volunteer Program.

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Gaston County Center
1303 Dallas-Cherryville Hwy
Citizens Resource Center
Dallas, NC 28034

(704) 922-0301


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