Main Street Fayetteville announces pumpkin contest winners

Winner of the largest pumpkin award is this entry.
Winner of the largest pumpkin award is this entry.

Winners have been named in The Great Pumpkin Festival 2019’s pumpkin decorating contest, and six participating groups were each named as randomly-drawn $75 prize winners.

A blue pumpkin from North Fayette Elementary School was named “Largest Pumpkin”, while the “Smallest Pumpkin” badge was placed on an entry named “Derek” from McDonough Road Baptist Church. “Most Creative” pumpkin went to Fayetteville Elementary School first-grader Jahsiah Stewart for his pirate ship, and “Scariest” went to pre-kindergartener Jason Juarez from Inman Elementary School.

Fayette Montessori brought the “Funniest” pumpkin that showed up in a wash tub, and the Fayette County 911 Center won “Best Big Kid” pumpkin for its somewhat creepy-looking white clown.

Participating groups were placed in a drawing to each win $75, and those winners were Fayetteville Elementary School, Fayetteville First United Methodist Church Preschool, Inman Elementary School, McDonough Road Baptist Church, New Vision Church, and Rising Star Montessori.

“We thank everyone who participated in this time-honored tradition,” said Main Street Fayetteville Program Manager Joyce Waits. “Every year, the community looks forward to these decorated pumpkins circling the Courthouse, and every year we get the most amazing entries. It has been a lot of fun.”

While the pumpkins were displayed as planned over the weekend, Saturday’s The Great Pumpkin Festival was cancelled due to inclement weather. A fall festival event is now being planned for Friday evening, November 15, also on the lawn of the Historic Fayette County Courthouse in Downtown Fayetteville. Details for that event will be released soon.