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Open to All Ages, birth to 101!
Decorate a mini pumpkin inspired by your favorite book, movie, or television character and see it displayed outside the Roosevelt Room from October 24 through November 5!



Participation & Rules

To participate:

  • Pick up a Pumpkin Kit at the Circulation Desk beginning on Wednesday, October 12, 2022.

    • Kit includes a mini pumpkin, a copy of the rules and dates, Pumpkin ID form, and 6" paper plate.​

    • If you are unable to get to the library, please contact Casey at 978-897-1010 x102.

  • Decorate your mini pumpkin to look like a book or movie character, a scene from a movie, a book cover, or a famous person. (We'll pair it with its inspiration for the Art Show!)

  • Return the decorated mini pumpkins & a completed Pumpkin ID Form to the Circulation Desk anytime the Library is open by Saturday, October 22, 2022



  • Come to a Pumpkin Decorating Event. Pumpkins and a variety of decorating supplies will be available at the event. All in-person decorating will be held in the Storytime Room on the 3rd Floor.

    • Tuesday, October 18, 2022 from 5:30pm - 8:00pm

    • Friday, October 21, 2022 from 1:00pm - 3:00pm

    • Saturday, October 22, 2022 from 10:00am - 4:00pm

  • Decorate your mini pumpkin to look like a book or movie character, a scene from a movie, a book cover, or a famous person. (We'll pair it with its inspiration for the Art Show!)

  • Leave your decorated mini-pumpkin and completed Pumpkin ID Form at the Library when you are done.


  1. One mini pumpkin per person or group.

  2. You can decorate as an individual, group, family, or team.

  3. NO HOLES!!! To avoid rotting pumpkins, please do not cut, carve, or hollow out your pumpkin.

  4. No candles or electrical devices, including battery operated.

  5. No vulgarity of any kind permitted - this is a family art show!

  6. Objects, paper, and materials of any kind except food may be glued to the pumpkins. You can also paint or draw on your pumpkins.

  7. Your decorated pumpkin should fit on the plate included in the Pumpkin Kit. You are welcome to decorate the plate.

  8. Fill out the entire Pumpkin ID form. Lost the one from your kit? You can print one below or as for a copy when you return your pumpkin.

  9. If you would like to pick up your pumpkins after they've been displayed, they will be available beginning Monday, November 8. The last day to pick up your pumpkin will be Friday, November 12. Please note, any pumpkins that rotted prior to the pick-up deadline will be thrown out (because, yuck) and any pumpkins not picked up by 5:00 pm on the 12th will be thrown out.

  10. Staff reserve the right to reject any pumpkins that do not follow these rules!



  • Wed October 12 - Fri October 21, 2022: Pumpkin Kits will be available at the Circulation Desk anytime the Library is open. Contact Casey at 978-897-1010 x102 if you are unable to pick-up a kit during those times.

  • Tues October 18: In-person Pumpkin Decorating Event, 5:30pm - 8:00pm, in the Storytime Room

  • Fri October 21: In-person Pumpkin Decorating Event, 1:00pm - 3:00pm, in the Storytime Room

  • Sat October 22: In-person Pumpkin Decorating Event, 10:00am - 4:00pm, in the Storytime Room

  • Thur October 13 - Fri October 21, 2022: Pumpkins and completed Pumpkin ID Forms can be dropped off during Curbside Pick-up.

  • October 24 - November 5, 2022: The 3rd Annual Maynard Library Pumpkin Decorating Art Show will be on display outside the Roosevelt Room.

  • November 6 - November 12, 2022: Take your pumpkins home! Any pumpkins left unclaimed will be thrown out. 

Past Art Shows

To see the pumpkins from past

Pumpkin Decorating Art Shows,

click the text or photos below!


Click on the links to download or open a pdf version of the Pumpkin ID Form and Rules.
Pumpkin ID Form
Participation, Rules, & Dates

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