Berkman Storybook Pumpkin Patch

My Favorite Book Character Pumpkin Contest

Berkman Storybook Pumpkin Patch

Berkman Library is growing a storybook pumpkin patch and we need your help! Decorate a pumpkin to look like one of your favorite book characters, and bring it to the library to plant in our Storybook Pumpkin Patch!

Rules and Guidelines

  • Think of your favorite book and design your pumpkin based on your favorite character from that book.
  • Gather your decorating supplies. Acrylic paints or permanent markers work best. Watercolors tend to run. Other options include adding materials such as yarn, buttons, wiggly eyes, etc.
  • You can use a fake or real pumpkin.
  • Decorate your pumpkin WITHOUT carving, cutting or poking holes in it. You can use a glue gun or tape to fasten decorations to the pumpkin.
  • Have fun and be Creative!
  • Bring your pumpkin to the library. Last day to enter is Wednesday, October 26th; the library will be open at 7:20 a.m..
  • Winners will be announced on Friday, October 28th. Judges are looking for: originality, that the pumpkin is actually a book character and not a cartoon/movie character, and that the pumpkin was child made. There should be very little adult help when decorating the pumpkin. For example, a pumpkin decorated by kindergarten student should look like it is decorated by a kindergarten student. However, we understand that parental assistance is needed when using hot glue guns, sharp scissors, etc.
  • Pumpkins are to be taken home Friday, October 28th. If your child needs assistance getting it home, please make arrangements to do this. All pumpkins that are left behind will be disposed of by 3:30 that afternoon.