Carmel Arts Pumpkin Fest is Oct. 25


The Carmel Arts Council and the Carmel Mayors Youth Council is hosting the annual Pumpkin Festival from 4 to 8 p.m., Oct. 25 in Carmel’s Civic Square.

This event is free for attendees of all ages. There will be pumpkin carving, with prizes for the best-finished pumpkins, WHJE radio station, food vendors, hayrides, and clubs with Carmel High School will have booths with information about their clubs.

Costumes are welcome, and there will be a special guest, Lee Saberson, who is also known as the “master pumpkin carver.”

Anyone is welcome to buy and carve a pumpkin at the festival or bring their own pre-carved pumpkin for judging. Judging will take place at 6 p.m. with all pumpkins displayed and lighted until 8 p.m.

All proceeds to benefit CAC and CMYC Scholarships. For more information visit

Third annual pumpkin painting party is Oct. 18

The Paint Cellar, of Carmel, is hosting its third annual Pumpkin Painting Party for the whole family on Oct. 18. This is a BYOP (Bring Your Own Pumpkin) party that starts at 11 a.m. Leave your orange paint at home, ‘cause you won’t need it!  You can paint and decorate your pumpkin with all kinds of embellishments and accessories at the Paint Cellar. For more information about the painting party, visit