Creative fun with Redditch museum’s first pumpkin carving competition - The Redditch Standard

Creative fun with Redditch museum’s first pumpkin carving competition

Redditch Editorial 27th Oct, 2022   0

FORGE Mill Needle Museum are holding their first ever Pumpkin Carving Competition this October.

Artistic adults and creative kids are invited to let their imaginations run wild to produce their pumpkin entries.

All of the entries will be displayed as part of the museum’s Twilight Pumpkin Trail event on October 29 and 30.

Each pumpkin will be judged by the Mayor of Redditch, Coun Ann Isherwood, who will decide two winners.




Up for grabs for the winning pumpkins are two family tickets for Beauty and the Beast, this year’s pantomime at the Palace Theatre on Thursday 29 December at 6.30pm.

The competition is free to enter, and pumpkins can be delivered to the museum between 9am and 5pm on 27th and 28th October during half term.


All pumpkins can be picked up again on Monday October 31, if you wish to display them at home.

All participants will also receive a voucher for 20% off hot drink and cake at Mill View Coffee Bar.

Debbie Lakeman, learning and access officer at the Museum, said: “We are very excited about hosting our first pumpkin competition and can’t wait to see what people come up with. They can be scary, funny, cute, ugly or anything else you can imagine. What will you create?”

As well as the pumpkin carving competition, over half term youngsters can also take part in a Create, Build, Learn: Lego Workshop to make their very own haunted house out of Lego and enjoy glow in the dark crafts at the Twilight Pumpkin Trail.

Visit www.forgemill.org.uk for more information.

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