The Harlan County Arts Council is sponsoring a Halloween event, “Pumpkin Square,” on Oct. 30 on the courthouse lawn featuring artistically carved and decorated pumpkins.
Pumpkin Square will be aglow during “Trick-Or-Treat on Main,” taking place from 3-5 p.m. Pumpkins will stay lit through 10 p.m. that night.
Contest entries will be accepted Oct. 26-29, from 5-8 p.m. each night at the courthouse.
Categories include: Adult carving, adult art, youth carving and youth art. Youth categories include ages 15 and under, and the art categories include painting and any form of decorating that does not include carving.
First, second and third place winners will be awarded ribbons, and cash prizes of $50 will be given to the first place winners.
A “Pumpkin Square” Traveling Trophy will be awarded to the business, civic organization or club that has the best entry. There will also be a Traveling Trophy awarded to the school that has the most entries.
Judging will take place at 4 p.m. on Oct. 30 at the Courthouse Gazebo.
Pumpkin Square will get underway at 3 p.m. and will also feature DJ Mark Lawson playing Halloween-themed music, a “Scary Art” exhibit organized by The Artists Attic, photo opportunities for trick-or-treaters and a Community Thriller Dance at 5 p.m. led by local fitness instructor Stacey Madon.
For more information about Pumpkin Square or how you can submit pumpkin contest entries, contact Jennifer McDaniels at 606-573-4223.