Ewing Real Estate in Gunnedah and Narrabri is encouraging the community to showcase their best carved pumpkins this Halloween.

Ewing sales agent Orla Lyons (pictured) said the competition idea is all in the name of fun during the ‘month of pumpkins and spooks.’

“Hopefully we can get the community on board, get the kids involved and have some fun,” she said.

While the competition is aimed at children, parents can help too, and every pumpkin entered receives a lolly bag.

This was Orla’s first attempt at pumpkin carving and said cutting the lid to sit on top was the hardest part.

Specially-marked carving pumpkins can be easier to shape but entrants can use any variety of pumpkin they wish – the more variety, the better.

Entries will be displayed at the Ewing Gunnedah and Narrabri offices and will also be in the running for the champion pumpkin. But hurry as entries close tomorrow (October 27).

Although usually associated with American culture, Halloween’s origins can be traced back to an ancient Celtic festival. Today, the occasion is also becoming more popular in Australia with costume parties, spooky decorations, and children trick-or-treating around neighbourhoods

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