Check out these pumpkin carving events around Austin

It’s October. Let’s carve some pumpkins, shall we? Here’s a round-up of pumpkin-carving events in the Austin area.

Jackie O’Lantern Carving at Nina Berenato JewelryThe jewelry designer is celebrating October with a “girl power themed” pumpkin carving contest on Thursday, Oct. 19. The event is free but donations will be accepted for Girls Inc. Carve your favorite female icon into a pumpkin.

Underwater Pumpkin Carving Contest at Dive Shop San MarcosEntry is $5 per person with prizes for first and second place on Saturday, Oct. 21.

Faux Pumpkin Carving Party at Hops and GrainWant to carve a pumpkin before Halloween but don’t want it to rot before the holiday? Carve a faux fall-themed or Halloween-themed pumpkin at Hops and Grain on Tuesday, Oct. 24. 

5th Annual Pumpkin Carving on the Patio at Black Sheep Lodge. On Tuesday, Oct. 24, you can buy a pumpkin for $5 or BYOP (bring your own pumpkin) and Black Sheep Lodge will provide the pumpkin-carving tools, Halloween candy and even a contest for the best pumpkin with prizes for first, second and third place.

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4th Annual Pumpkin Carving on the Patio at Haymaker. The partner event to Black Sheep Lodge’s pumpkin carving party, the Thursday, Oct. 25 party also features $5 pumpkins or BYOP with pumpkin carving tools, candy and a best pumpkin contest. 

Annual Pumpkin Carving on the Dock at George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural CenterEnjoy pumpkin carving, games, a costume contest, food and prizes on Saturday, Oct. 28. RSVP your free pumpkin by calling 512-974-4926.

Dottie Jordan Family Pumpkin Carving Day at Dottie Jordan Recreation Center. Only $1 per pumpkin for this Saturday, Oct. 28 event.

Last Straw Fest at the Umlauf Sculpture Garden and Museum. The family-friendly event on Sunday, Oct. 29 is free and open to the public and will offer pumpkin carving, fall-themed family activities, food trucks, music and more.

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