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4th Annual “Pumpkins On Parade” Event

Event Details

October 28, 2013 4:00 PM — October 28, 2013 8:30 PM
Location: Dubuque Museum of Art
701 Locust Street
Dubuque, IA 52001
Contact Name: Mark Wahlert, Director
Email: mwahlert@dbqart.com
Phone: 563-557-1851
Website: http://www.dbqart.com/events.html

Event Description

The Dubuque Museum of Art is once again hosting the family-fun-filled event, Pumpkins On Parade.  Previously titled Pumpkins In The Park, this one night celebration will allow children and adults to showcase their creative talents through a public jack o’ lantern display and contest. Running concurrently with the Dubuque YMCA/YWCA’s Halloween Parade, the Dubuque Museum of Art is sponsoring this unique jack o’ lantern festival on Monday, October 28th, 2013 at the Dubuque Museum of Art, 701 Locust Street, in downtown Dubuque.

The public is invited to bring their pre-carved pumpkins to the Museum of Art between 4:00pm & 6:00pm on October 28th to register for the festival.  There is no fee to participate and the event is free to all.  The Museum will provide lights and will display the pumpkins until 8:00pm.  The public is invited to enjoy the glowing jack o’ lantern display.  Pumpkins will be judged by local artists and cash prizes will be given for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place in each category.  Prizes will be awarded at approximately 7:00pm – but you do not need to be present to win.

For those participants who would like to keep their pumpkin, they must pick it up at the park between 8:00pm and 8:30pm on October 28th.  Any pumpkins not picked up at the end of the festival will be disposed of as part of the Dubuque Metropolitan Solid Waste Agency’s composting program.


Scariest Pumpkin

Most Traditional

Most Original

Twelve & Under


Prizes (in each category):

1st place – $25.00

2nd place – $15.00

3rd place – $10.00