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City of Carbondale is Sponsoring Halloween Decorating, Pumpkin Carving Contests

CARBONDALE – The City of Carbondale is sponsoring a Halloween Decorating Contest.

If you think your Halloween decorations are the spookiest in town or the most unique, share pictures of your Halloween décor with the City, and be entered into the contest.

There will be two categories: Residential and Business. The winner in both categories will receive a $50 gift card to Ace Hardware and a yard sign to proudly display. To submit an entry, email pictures of your display to or tag the city on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. Please include a way to contact you later in case you are a winner.

Entries will be judged on creativity, scare factor, and originality. All entries must be submitted by October 20.

When you have finished carving your pumpkin, please send the city a picture to enter the Pumpkin Carving Contest.

Make sure to include your name and phone number so the city can contact you if you are the winner.

Email your pictures to by October 26. All ages are welcome to participate. The winner of this contest will receive a Halloween Gift Basket.