Desoto State Park

Spookapalooza Pumpkin Carving Contest

Event Dates:
October 21, 2024, 8:00 am
October 27, 2024, 12:00 pm
DSP pumpkin

Spookapalooza Pumpkin Carving Contest 2024

DeSoto State Park is glad to host the 14th Annual Spookapalooza Pumpkin Carving Contest! Entries will be judged on overall appearance, creativeness, neatness, and originality. Entries can have any theme or design, i.e., Halloween, nature, fall season, etc. All ages may enter contest.

Date: Entries must be turned in no later than 12:00 noon on Saturday, October 26th 2024 to be judged. Turn in at DeSoto’s Country Store on County Road 89-table will be set up on porch. Winners will be announced on Sunday, October 27th via DeSoto’s Facebook/Instagram(#desotostatepark)

Where: DeSoto State Park in Fort Payne, Alabama.

Entries may be picked up at the DSP Country Store on Sunday, October 27th. Free and Open to all ages.

Email for any details. 



In a continued effort to promote fairness and integrity for reservation of campsites for our annual Spookapalooza event this procedure will be followed for Spookapalooza 2024 campsite reservations. 


2023 Winners:


2023 Participants