three carved pumpkins on a table that include a human face, a monkey's face, and goat face designs

Pumpkin Carving Face-Off

October 8, 2023

11 a.m.–3 p.m. | At the Garden

See head-to-head pumpkin carving with the pros

Now in its third year, join us for our annual carving competition hosted by Adam Bierton. Three master carvers go head to head to create imaginative pumpkin faces, shapes, and more—and we let you be the judge!

Top Carver:
A Master Pumpkin Carving Face-Off

Sunday, October 8; 11 a.m.–3 p.m.
Reflecting Pool

See three of the region’s best carvers put their skills to the test in an afternoon pumpkin carving competition that brings out the ghouls and ghosts in these much-loved gourds.

Carver lineup to be announced by September 15.

a carved pumpkin with an angry human face and large pointy ears

Pumpkin Carving with Adam Bierton

Saturday, October 7; 11 a.m.–2 p.m.
Reflecting Pool

Watch as amazing pumpkin faces and designs emerge from pumpkins of all shapes and sizes with master carver Adam Bierton.

a person paints a carved jack-o-lantern with a human face

Take a Peek at Last Year's Pumpkin Carving Face-Off

First Place: Lenny Calvin

Participants: Alan Silva and Lincoln Bias