Walnut Festival 2019 Pumpkin Carving Contest Details

No two pumpkin is the same.

No two pumpkin is the same.

Alton, Mo. – At 9:30 a.m. on the courthouse lawn of Alton, Missouri, the pumpkin carving contest for the annual Black Gold Walnut Festival began. Kids from 1 to 15 sat down with a pumpkin to design the face of their pumpkins, at 11:30 a.m. the winners of the pumpkin carving contest were announced.

Sharing a moment.
Sharing a moment.

Carving Pumpkins

On the morning of October 5, a pumpkin carving contest began. Something that happens every year at the Alton Walnut festival, people of all ages have fun working to carve a face into their pumpkins. Young children gutted their pumpkins with the help of parents or grandparents, and older children sat down with intense concentration to get the perfect face.

Helping with the pumpkin carving contest.
Helping with the pumpkin carving contest.

Two hours later, the front yard of the courthouse was covered with pumpkin seeds, and orange pumpkins lined the front of the Alton courthouse- all sporting a different face.

The Winners

The winner of the 1-11-year-olds age group was Destin Joseph. Shaden Tucker managed to snag the first-place prize from the 12-15-year-olds age group.

Carving the perfect face.
Carving the perfect face.

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