McDowell 4-H Decorated Pumpkin Contest Results

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The 2020 McDowell 4-H Decorated Pumpkin contest was a huge success! 52 pumpkins were turned in from 4-Hers  all over McDowell County. Participants were given a pumpkin and challenged to pick a category (4-H Themed, Bigfoot, Spooky, and Most Creative). All entries were displayed on the McDowell Courthouse lawn.

A huge thanks to Devine Family Farms and Pine Grove Farms for providing our pumpkins. Judging was very tough – All entries were great! Below are the category winners.


  • 5-8 Ella from PG Elementary
  • 9-10 Rebekah McGuire
  • 11-13 Ethan Laws

4-H Themed

  • 5-8 Bo D PG Elementary
  • 14-18 Haylee Laws


  • 5-8 Lucas F  PG Elementary
  • 11-13 Mary Grace Davis
  • 14-18 Peyton Greenlee

Most Creative

  • 5-8 Allison Fairchild
  • 9-10 Opal Motter
  • 11-13 Sophie Davis and Addison Ray (Tie)
  • 14-18 Kaylyn Fairchild

    Decorated pumpkins

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Chad Ray, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionChad RayExtension Agent, 4-H Youth Development Call Chad E-mail Chad N.C. Cooperative Extension, McDowell County Center
Updated on Oct 29, 2020
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