GUTS 2017: A Pumpkin Carving Contest for Good

Be a pumpkin carving hero! 

GUTS is a friendly pumpkin carving competition put together by AIGA Indy to benefit our local Make-A-Wish chapter. Originally created by CRAFTED out of Charlotte, North Carolina, GUTS has spread around the country to Orlando, Cleveland, and Philadelphia. For the second year, AIGA Indianapolis is exicted to bring GUTS to the circle city for this great cause. Curious about what this event looks like?—Check out a video from a past event.  

The primary goal of this event is to unify our creative community in support of the kids who fight the real fight every day at Make-A-Wish Indianapolis. Our goal is to raise enough funds to grant at least one wish for these brave kids.

This competition is open to anyone that wants to test their pumpkin carving skills, and more importantly, raise money for the brave kids of Make-A-Wish Foundation. All the proceeds from carver's registration fees, raffle, food, drink, and merchandise sold at the event go toward funding wishes for kiddos like Georgia. For those who can't make it or would like to do a little extra, we invite anyone, anywhere, to contribute by donating online

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Come out and participate!


Help carve a wish for a child! Show off your carving skills and compete against the best-of-the-best pumpkin carvers in Indianapolis. In addition to raising money for a wish child, winners will be awarded and recognized at the event. Register as a single carver or as a team of 3. It is BYOP (Bring your own Pumpkin), find out more about the carving rules are here.


Come watch the Iron-chef like style competition! GUTS is a FREE family friendly fall festival event. Kids activities, music, food, drinks, and more will be available. Find out about all the things to do @GUTS here.

When & Where
Sun, Oct 15, 2017 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT
5255 Winthrop Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46220