Book Character Pumpkin Contest
Book Character Pumpkin Contest


October 10, 2023 - October 25, 2023    
10:00 am - 7:00 pm


Cuba Circulating Library
39 East Main Street, Cuba, NY, 14727

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Fall is almost officially here, and it’s time once again for our pumpkin contest! The Cuba Circulating Library is hosting our 4th Annual Book Character Pumpkin Decorating Contest that begins on Tuesday, October 10, and lasts through noon on Tuesday, October 24. Decorate a pumpkin (or gourd) as a book character or with a literary theme and drop it off at the Cuba Library’s front desk for display from October 10 – October 24. Library staff & patrons will vote for the best literary pumpkins on October 25. The winners will receive a Cuba Cash gift card!

Contest Rules:
• The library cannot accept carved pumpkin submissions. Only painted and/or decorated whole pumpkin submissions may be entered into the contest. Please leave a circle on the bottom of your pumpkin unpainted!
• Submissions should be a character from a book, comic, or graphic novel, or themed after a book/book series.
• Submissions will not be accepted before Tuesday, October 10, at 10 am.
• Contest submissions must be turned into library staff by Tuesday, October 24. Late pumpkin submissions will not be accepted.
• One winner will be chosen from each of the following age categories: young kids (ages 7 and under), tweens (ages 8-12), teens (ages 13-18), and adults (ages 19 and up).
• All pumpkins must be picked up by Saturday, October 28 at 3 pm. Pumpkins that are not picked up by this time will be disposed of.

For more information, please contact the Cuba Library at 585-968-1668.