Desoto State Park

Spookapalooza Pumpkin Carving Contest

Event Dates:
October 30, 2020, 8:00 am
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Spookapalooza Pumpkin Carving Contest

DeSoto State Park is glad to host the 9th 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 31st 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 Saturday, October 31st 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, November 1st

Free and Open to all ages. Email for any details.


Note about the rest of Spookapalooza events: After much deliberation the decision has been made to cancel most Spookapalooza activities for 2020. This decision has been made after reviewing current CDC guidance, reviewing the plans of other local organizations, and discussions among our park staff and state level leadership.

While we will still be hosting a Campsite Decorating Contest and a Pumpkin Carving Contest, all other events including trick-or treating will not take place this year.

While we understand that this decision may not be popular among many of our overnight guests and day use visitors, it has been made with your safety in mind.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and look forward to seeing you all at Spookapalooza 2021.