Desoto State Park

Spookapalooza Pumpkin Carving Contest

Event Dates:
October 23, 2023, 8:00 am
October 28, 2023, 12:00 pm
DSP pumpkin

Spookapalooza Pumpkin Carving Contest 2023

DeSoto State Park is glad to host the 12th 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 28 2023 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 29th 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 29th. 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 2023 campsite reservations. 


2022 Pumpkin Carving Contest Winners

1st Place-Ribs/Hands 
Kendall Binkley,Fort Payne, AL

2nd Place-Acorn Cottage 
Angela Rutledge, Bessemer, AL 

3rd Place-Piglet Patch 'Pork", "Chop", "Bacon", & "Ham"
Mykah Lee, Cropwell, AL 

Fuller Hilburn, Centre, AL 

Most Creative-The Pumpkin Has Two Faces
Katie Prater, Attalla, AL 

Honorable Mention:
Sharon & Lyla Hilburn, Centre AL 

Honorable Mention: Cobb Webbs on the Brain
Maddyx Lee, Cropwell, AL 

Rat in the Pumpkin Patch "That doesn't taste like cheeese!" -Joey Lee, Cropwell, AL
Havannah Barber, Mentone, AL
Casper-Allison Stansell, Oneonta, AL
Mr Sneezy-Luke Hallmark, Pinson, AL
Fire Zombie-Daniel Moseley Lyerly, GA
Me and My Boos-Kaylan Moseley Lyerly, GA
Pumpkin Root Bear Float-Mason Lee Cropwell, AL
Mr. K & G Farm-Libby Mobbs, Gaylesville, AL
Lydia Hilburn, Centre, AL
Too Much Candy Corn-Bella Burdick Lyerly, GA
Little Bit-Rachel Stansell, Oneotna, AL
Pac Boo-Colt Hallmark Pinson, AL
Mike Wazowski-Jordan Binkley, Fort Payne, AL
Random Kindergardener-Roper Tally, Pell City, AL
Old Bones-Tiffany Pate Lyerly, GA
Boo!-Liam Seraberry
Hollow Head-Jacob Tally Pell City, AL
Hannah Barber, Mentone, AL
Ghostly-'Maddyx Lee Cropwell, AL