Martinsville, Virginia


Pumpkin Palooza at Piedmont Arts

Pumpkin Palooza 

Friday, October 28
7 – 10 pm •  Piedmont Arts 

Pumpkin Palooza is a friendly pumpkin carving competition and party for the arts. Take in the pumpkin-carving action while enjoying Halloween snacks, a cash bar and fun events like a Photo Booth and Mini Pumpkin Decorating. 

$10 per ticket • Costumes Encouraged

Event Schedule

5:00 pm — CARVER SET UP

Carvers arrive at Piedmont Arts and set up their carving stations by 7 pm. Teams will use this time to gut your pumpkin and decorate your table.

7:00 pm — READY, SET, CARVE!

Carving begins and guests are welcome to arrive. 90 minutes of furious pumpkin carving action ensues. In addition to carving, the photo booth, 50/50 raffle and cash bar will be open.



Carving ends. Carvers prep their stations for judging.


8:45 pm — JUDGING

Judges will make their rounds, scoring each entry.



We'll announce winners and award prizes. Enjoy music, drinks and food while celebrating until 10 pm.

Enter a Team

The Pumpkin Palooza carving competition is open to businesses, artists and any group that wants to test their pumpkin carving skills and raise money for the arts in Martinsville-Henry County. 

Each team is made up of two to four participants. Each team works together on a single entry that will be judged against the entries of other teams. 

Register a team at

Team Fee: $50