Pumpkin Spooktacular

At BCPL, we envision an interconnected community in which every person experiences an enriched quality of life… and that’s where you come in!

Please join with us to create a Pumpkin Spooktacular for our entire community to enjoy. Enter our contests to create the most spooktacular pumpkin of them all, vote for your favorite pumpkins to determine our winners, and attend special events—including decorating parties and an illuminated tour of our pumpkin path after dark. It’s all happening this Halloween at Hillview Branch Library!

Pumpkin Spooktacular Contest

Individuals or family groups are invited to submit one decorated pumpkin for our Pumpkin Spooktacular walking trail. Decorate your pumpkin using whatever materials you like—the sky’s the limit. But no carving or puncturing of your pumpkin is allowed.

You may enter a library-supplied pumpkin from one of our decorating parties, or you can purchase and decorate a pumpkin at home.

    If you choose to decorate your pumpkin at home, submissions must be dropped off at Hillview Branch Library on Friday, October 25th or Saturday, October 26th during regular library hours between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM.
  • PRIZE:
    In addition to bragging rights, the patron contest winner(s) will receive a $25 Walmart gift card.

Bring on the jack-o’-lanterns! Local businesses and organizations can get in on the fun too. Participating organizations may submit one carved pumpkin. You bring the carved jack-o’-lantern; we’ll provide the illumination!

    Friday, October 25th & Saturday, October 26th | 9:00 AM–5:00 PM

VOTING: October 26th–30th
Voting kicks off on Saturday, October 26th during our Nighttime Walkabout! Library patrons and visitors who can’t attend the Nighttime Walkabout can still visit the Pumpkin Spooktacular walking trail and vote for their favorite pumpkin until 8:00 PM on Wednesday, October 30th. Then we’ll tally the votes and announce the winners on Halloween!

Pumpkin Spooktacular Events

Pumpkin Decorating Parties
Come decorate a fun or spooky pumpkin to be showcased in our Nighttime Walkabout! 

Nighttime Walkabout
Visit the library after dark to take a stroll along our pumpkin path filled with spooktacular creations provided by members of the community. Costumes welcome! 

  • Saturday, October 24th | 7:30–9:30 PM | Just drop in!

…And don’t forget to vote for your favorite pumpkins!

Saturday, October 26th (opens 7:30 PM)Wednesday, October 30th (closed 8:00 PM)
Voting will be open during Saturday evening’s Nighttime Walkabout and during regular library hours thereafter.