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2021 Mayor's Pumpkin Carving Contest

Share photos of your jack-o'-lanterns with the Boston Parks Department and we will share our favorites on social media. Enter the contest for your chance to win a prize courtesy of the farm families who own Cabot Creamery Co-operative.

Here's how to get involved:

  1. Carve! Create your jack-o'-lantern. Need inspiration? Download one of our Parks-themed stencils!
  2. Compete! Enter Mayor Janey's Pumpkin Carving Contest.
  3. Compost! Learn about composting your pumpkin at home or at locations around the City.

  • Have questions? Contact:

    Parks and Recreation
  • Pumpkin Carving Contest

    We know that people spend a lot of time and effort carving their pumpkins into jack-o'-lanterns this time of year. The Boston Parks Department wants to make sure that all the artistry is recognized.

    First prize winners in each category will receive a $75 gift basket courtesy of the farm families who own Cabot Creamery Co-operative.

    Pumpkin Carving Contest Rules:
    • Submit your jack-o'-lantern through our online form.
    • Get creative! (No need to use our stencils. Use your own design!)
    • Contest submissions will be accepted starting October 12, 2021, and will conclude on October 31, 2021, at 11:59 p.m.
    • Winners will be chosen and prizes will be awarded for each of three categories:
      • 1. Most creative
      • 2. Scariest
      • 3. Boston-Parks themed

    Enter the Contest

    Download contest Rules

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