Carved Pumpkin Contest & Halloween Activities

Carved Pumpkin 2021 (3)

The Grover Beach Parks and Recreation Department invites area residents of all ages to join in the fun at the Ramona Garden Park, 993 Ramona Avenue for the Annual Carved Pumpkin Contest and Halloween Activities on Friday, October 29, 2021, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Registration for the pumpkin carving contest is from 5:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Judging will begin at 6:20 p.m. with awards presented between 7:15 and 7:30 p.m. Participants are encouraged to bring their already carved or decorated pumpkins to be entered in the following categories:

Ages 6 & Under (Decorated entries only – no carved pumpkins will be allowed in this age category)

Ages 7 to 9

Ages 10 to 14

Ages 15 to 17

18 & Older

Businesses (Local businesses are encouraged to submit carved/decorated pumpkins for the coveted “Business” award. Please, no more than 2 entries per person/business.

In addition to the Carved Pumpkin Contest, other activities include hot dogs provided and prepared by the Grover Beach Rotary, goodie bags for the first 200 children in costume, fun and games with Ballooney the Clown and the Grover Beach Rotary will host a Trunk & Treat as part of the event. Lots of free and low-cost fun to get your spooky Halloween fun started!

For more information, or to volunteer for this or other special events, please call the Grover Beach Parks and Recreation Department, 473-4580, or visit the city’s website at and find us on Facebook, Instagram