Pumpkin Decorating Contest

The Pumpkin Decorating Contest, sponsored by Ackerman Farms, is a favorite for local children and families.  All Morton School District children can pick up a FREE pumpkin at Ackerman Farms and then decorate it to the theme. The creatively decorated pumpkins are on display at the festival for all of our guests to enjoy!

Participants can use one or more pumpkins to decorate. Both individual child and family categories are available for the competition.



2018 Information

Date:  Tuesday, September 11
Entry Time:  4:30 - 6 pm
Location:  Pumpkin Decorating Tent on Festival Grounds

Age groups:  4-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, Family/Adult

Download an entry form and coupon. Bring the entry form with you to the Pumpkin Decorating Tent with your pumpkin.

If you wish to keep your ribbon, pick it up Wednesday, September 12.  If you want your pumpkin, pick it up before 9:00 pm, Saturday, September 15.  Any pumpkins left after that date and time will be disposed of.

Please help us thank our sponsor

2017 Pumpkin Decorating Winners

Grand Prize Winner
Rylli Koener
​Lillianna Baker


Family/Adult Winners
First Place - The Condre Family
​Second Place - The Gage Family
Third Place - Ella Yocum


Ages 11-12 Winners
First Place - Claire Chadbourn
Second Place - Orlando Chatwell
Third Place - Hannah Albrecht


Ages 9-10 Winners
First Place - Laynie Reed
Second Place - Elise Frazier & Olivia Heller
Third Place - Noelle Jones


Ages 7-8 Winners
First Place - Lucy Jones
​Second Place - Lucy Rapp
Third Place - Oliver Smith


Ages 4-6 Winners
First Place - Katie Ellison
Second Place - Ryan Schelkoph
​Third Place - Rosie Knobloch