Head Downtown to See a Master Carver Dig into a 1300lb Giant Pumpkin on Friday

2020 giant pumpkin carving event (1)

Halloween Pumpkin Carving Demo & Event to Be Held Downtown

Witness the live professional carving of a giant 1300-pound pumpkin, starting at noon sharp!

The first 100 kids under age 18 will get FREE pumpkins to take home.

Join the Halloween costume contest at 5 PM and get a chance to win a $100 gift card to a local business!

Play games like pumpkin tic-tac-toe and join our photo booth contest to win free “pic-or-treat” candy swag bags or a $100 gift card to downtown businsesses. Don’t forget to grab a bite to eat from nearby food trucks Patty Matters – Food Truck and Pressed In Time – Food Truck

This event is FREE to attend.

Live Pumpkin Carving

Oct 30, 2020
noon – 6 pm


  • live carving demo
  • food trucks
  • costume contest

Rosa Parks Circle, Grand Rapids, MI



Halloween Pumpkin Demo, Games & Costume Contest

What’s Going On?

Randy Finch, a master ice sculptor from the Ice Brigade, has been bringing joy to people for years with his team’s ice creations.

randy finch ice sculptor

Over the past few years, Randy has branched out to pumpkins over the past few years and is once again bringing his pumpkin carving craft downtown for all to see.

He and other lead artists will work to transform a 1300 lb giant pumpkin into a work of art right before your eyes.

This year’s pumpkin is almost twice the size of the pumpkin they carved last year!

randy finch giant pumpkin

They will be sculpting a haunted house and a graveyard scene on one side of the pumpkin.

There will also be an artist doing an airbrushing mural on the opposite side of the giant pumpkin.

randy finch giant pumpkin 1
Randy Finch with a Pumpkin Sculpture from a Past Season

Stay for the Games, Costume Contest & Food Trucks

There’s more than the pumpkin carving demo happening downtown at Rosa Parks Circle on Friday.

The first 100 kids under age 18 will get FREE pumpkins to take home.

You can also stop in a food truck, play pumpkin tic-tac-toe, or jump into the photo booth to win a free “pic-or-treat” candy swag bag or gift card to downtown businesses.

pumpkin tic tac toe 1

Schedule of Events for Friday, Oct 30, 2020

noon – 5 pm: Live, professional carving of the giant pumpkin

noon – 6 pm: Food Trucks (Patty Matters from noon – 2 pm, Pressed in Time from 2 – 6 pm)

5 pm: Halloween Costume Contest. Prize- $100 gift card to a local downtown GR business.

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