12th Annual Pumpkin Carving Conest and #Giveaway

Posted October 31, 2016 by Prairie Wife - 25 comments

littlemissh pumpkinIt’s Halloween!

One of my favorite holidays!

As always, The Cowboy and I held our annual Pumpkin carving contest. The theme this year was AMERICA (for obvious reasons) and Cowboy J insisted that now that he is in middle school he gets to participate.

On Friday we helped all the Cowkids carve their pumpkins. LittleMissH is still a bit too little to carve so, she painted hers…it was a mess but so much fun for her!

cowkids pumpkinsCowboy C is a too young to carve his own but, insisted that he was too old to paint. I ended up carving his while following his precise directions. Cowgirl G and Cowboy W really worked hard on theirs. I think they learned a valuable lesson this year…the bigger the pumpkin, the more work it takes to carve in your design!

All in all, the Cowkids’ pumpkins all turned out great and we had a fun stress free evening.

When it was time for The Cowboy and I to start carving, the Cowkids picked sides right off the bat. This is an anonymous contest so, the pumpkins are simply labeled by number.

Let us know in the comments who you think should be the winner!

Like always, I’ll pick one lucky reader to win a $10 gift card to Starbucks. But, you have to promise NOT to use it to buy a Pumpkin Spice Latte 😉

american justice pumpkin

constitutionflag pumpkin


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25 thoughts on "12th Annual Pumpkin Carving Conest and #Giveaway"

  1. Chasetity says:


    1. Prairie Wife says:

      Thanks for your vote!

    1. Prairie Wife says:

      Uh oh a tie already 😉

  2. Pa says:

    #3 by a razor thin margin. I think it needs pointing out that “We the people” is from the preamble to the US Constitution and not from the Declaration of Independence. That may have tipped my vote.

    1. Prairie Wife says:

      Uh oh… and since it’s anonymous I can’t tell you who made that mistake…but I’m going to fix it right now 😉

  3. Brandi Dawn says:

    I say #1! I always go for the underdog, hehe. But I think this one is a winner!

  4. Andrea G says:

    #2 although they all look great!!!

  5. Kris Jenkins says:

    #2 is my pick

  6. Hannah says:

    Number 2

  7. Jenn B says:

    Awesome. Definitely #2.

    i love fonts…. and hate pumpkin spice. 😉

  8. kristen randolph says:

    #2 Constitution

  9. Deb says:

    We the people!!! Sums it up,,..

  10. Rockin' Piranha says:

    #2 – It lights up nicely and that font work would have been the most challenging to carve.

  11. Samantha Fannin says:

    #2 🙂

  12. Bennie says:

    They’re all great but 2 & 3 are really great!

  13. Sam Twiford says:


  14. Spencer jones says:

    # 1 🙂

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