Walton County Extension office hosting pumpkin decorating contest

September 17, 2012

Deadline Oct. 6

The Walton County Extension office is hosting a pumpkin decorating contest. Offered to all children preschool – 12th grade. The decorated pumpkin must be delivered to the Walton County Fairgrounds on Oct. 6 from 8 1.m. – 4 p.m. Judging will be held on Oct. 8.
–  Use sound pumpkins only. The Chairperson will remove all spoiled/deteriorated pumpkins.
– Try to avoid puncturing pumpkins as it leads to rapid deterioration. This includes nail and tacks.
– Items picked up early will forfeit premiums.
– Judges will not award a prize to an exhibit, which in their determination was not done solely by the child.
– Judging Criteria will be as follows:
•    Quality of Workmanship 30%
•    General Appearance 25%
•    Originality of Design 25%
•    Theme 20%
For more information, contact Cheryl Haney, chairperson at (850) 892-8172.