What's Happening at the Market



  1. Pumpkins must be pre-ordered via e-mail at larita.johnson@pittcountync.gov or in person at the Farmers Market, located at 4560 County Home Road in Greenville, NC, during normal business hours.
  2. Orders must be received by October 20, 2022.
  3. Participants can pick up their pumpkin up at the Farmers Market during business hours.
  4. Photos of decorated pumpkins must be emailed to larita.johnson@pittcountync.gov by October 27, 2022.
  5. All entries must include name, age and phone number and the pumpkin title.
  6. Send photos of decorated pumpkins only, showing off the decorating detail.
  7. Decorated pumpkins can be carved, glued, dressed up or painted.
  8. One entry per person.


Winners will be announced October 28, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. at the Farmers Market and notified by email.

  • First Place $20.00 gift card Simply Natural Creamery
  • Second Place $10.00 gift card Simply Natural Creamery
  • Third Place $ 5.00 gift card Simply Natural Creamery

Judging Criteria

  • Originality
  • Quality of work
  • Quality of work, based on participant’s age
  • Ingenious use of inexpensive materials
  • Suitability of the title

Decorating Tips

  • Wash pumpkin under cool water before decorating.
  • Dry well.
  • Store pumpkin in a cool, dry and well-ventilated place.
  • Use acrylic paint if you wish to paint your pumpkin.
  • Add sparkles, feathers or sequins.

Craft Station

A free craft station will be available for kids to decorate their pumpkins at the Farmers Market on October 22, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.