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Calling all Lancer ghosts, goblins and ghouls. Join the Longwood family in a Pumpkin Carving and Costume Contest

Between now and Sunday, October 25, get creative, give those Halloween costumes a test run and carve your pumpkins! Take pictures and submit them below for a chance to win a Longwood-themed Halloween prize pack. All ages welcome to participate.

The winning photo submissions will be uploaded to our Facebook page on Wednesday, October 28. People’s Choice award goes to the photo with the most likes, so make sure to ask your friends and family to vote! Winners will be announced on Saturday, October 31 on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Longwood Themed Pumpkin Carving Stencils

Official Contest Rules


Costume Categories

  • Longwood themed
  • Historical figure
  • Favorite superhero 
  • Favorite animated movie character
  • Favorite celebrity
  • Scariest
  • Funniest
  • Best group (3+)
  • Best duo
  • Best individual
  • Best dressed pet
  • People's choice

Pumpkin Carving Categories

  • Longwood themed
  • Most detailed
  • Most unique
  • Best classic jack o lantern
  • Best painted
  • People's choice