The TOH Pumpkin Carving Contest!
Upload photos of your pumpkin carvings and you could win a $500 gift card. You can enter until October 29. Winners will be at thisoldhouse.com/pumpkins on October 30th. Take a look at all of this year's entries for some inspiration.

Decorating Ideas

Pumpkin Carving Inspiration

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