Poway residents of all ages are invited to show off their creative talents at this year’s Carved Pumpkin Contest, part of Once Upon a Halowe’en on Sunday, Oct. 25. Drop off your carved pumpkins at The Gazebo at Old Poway Park by 5 p.m. that day. People’s Choice judging will take place during the evening, and each park visitor will receive one token to vote for their favorite pumpkin. Prizes for first, second, and third place will be announced at 8 p.m. Contest entry is $5, and preregistration is encouraged. Registration forms are available by calling the Old Poway Park Office or via email to lynnwolseydesigns2014@gmail.com. Onsite registration will be available between 5 and 5:15 p.m. on Oct. 25.

Once Upon a Hallowe’en is a popular Poway tradition and gives community members an old-fashioned, family-friendly way to celebrate the holiday. Between 5,000 and 6,000 people are expected to attend this year’s event – from Halloween Express rides to a haunted house to carnival games, there’s something for everyone.