South Jersey Pumpkin Show Contests & more 2019
Contests are designed to be family friendly and fun. Prizes, ribbons, trophies, gift baskets and prize money awarded to winners in many of the contests. Click on the event details for entry forms and general rules. Call 856-765-0118 with questions
Halloween Costume Contest 
Trick or Treat Stroll 
Saturday, October 12th 
Ages: 4-10 years old
Free Hayrides Kids in Costume, Free Goody Bags
Fall-Halloween-Decorated Trees Contest & Exhibit

New: Trees must be table top size only.
Two themes: Scary & Fall 
First to Fourth Place Winners
Bring your tree out to the Fairgrounds
Thursday & Friday, Oct. 10-11. 
noon to 8pm.
Trees on exhibit until Sunday, October 12th at 4pm. Trees will be inside a locked building.
Glass, wooden, fake trees, ceramic, etc.
Ribbons and cash prizes!

Friendly Scarecrows on Display at many of the vendor booths. Contest open to our vendors only. First to Fifth Place winners.
Help us choose the winners. Pick up judging form at the office. Winners announced on Sunday at noon. Ribbon and cash prize money awarded. 


Simply click on the contest below for contest entry forms.


Decorated Strollers & Wagon Contest & Parade:   Noon

Pumpkin Dessert Contest & Free Sampling:          3:00pm

Adult Pumpkin Toss ($500 in prize money)             5:00pm
      No entry form, sign up at Fair Office                     4pm-5pm 
      First 25 Men & First 25 women

Kid's Halloween Costume Contest                          6:00pm


Giant Pumpkin Weigh Off                                         11:30am 
   Check in from 10am to 11am

Fun Dog Show & Parade                                                Noon

Little Miss & Mister Pumpkin King & Queen            2:00pm


Friendly & Frightening Scarecrows  (Contest for Vendors only )

Decorated & Painted Pumpkins       (Open to the Public)

Fall Decorated Table Top Trees       (Open to the Public)
Enter our "No Carve"  Decorated Pumpkins Contest 
Open to the public to participate
Use a fresh, fake, wooden pumpkin, foam pumpkin and decorate it for the fall season.
Bring your decorated pumpkin  to the Fairgrounds Office on Friday & Saturday.
Pumpkin Winners announced on 
Sunday at noon! Ribbons awarded.
Meet our Headless Horsemen at the Pyramid and our Graveyard on Saturday & Sunday! Take your pictures with the rider and your family.
SUNDAY AT 1130am
Giant Pumpkin tipped the scale at 
1179 pounds 2018
Decorated Strollers & Wagon Contest & Parade
Pumpkin Dessert Contest & Free Sampling!  Everything Pumpkin Desserts
Men & Women's Pumpkin Toss
Winners 2018
 (& a cute couple)
Under handed, longest toss wins
$500 prize money pay out overall.
First & second place winners
Men & Women Groups
Painted Rock Hunt
Saturday at 11am First 30 kids
ages 4-10 years old. One free painted rock per child.
Sign up at Fair Office.
Pumpkin Pageant Winners 2018
LIttle Miss & Mister Pumpkin King & Queen (p) center
1st to 4th place runners up.
Don't miss our center piece of the festival.
All pumpkins, mums, cornstalks and some scarecrows will be sold on Sunday, Oct. 13th starting at 4:00pm. Items will go cheap!

Sponsor of the Kids & Pets Contests
The McManus Family & Friends took home the First Place Prize for
 Best Group Dogs with Family!

All Breed Fun Dog Show 
& Short Parade
Sunday at noon. Sign up at the Fairgrounds Office 11am to Noon. See PDF Form above and fill out and bring with you to the show.
Festival goers, Vendors & Sponsors! Please be advised!

Due to circumstances beyond our control some contests and scheduled events could change or be cancelled. Weather is always a factor and safety is our biggest concern when 

NJ Giant Pumpkin Weigh Off is scheduled for Sunday at 11:30am. BKE has no idea how many or if any giant pumpkins will show up for the weigh off. 

Vendors & sponsors pay a fee to be at the festival. BKE has no control if scheduled vendors show up.

BKE makes every attempt to run the events by the scheduled times and dates.

Dog Friendly Festival.
Please only bring dogs out to the festival that are crowd friendly. Please clean up after your dog and keep on a leash at all times.

Check out phone announcements and website for updates or changes to the current schedule of events.

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