GUTS : Community Pumpkin Carving Contest

Show-off your carving skills for a good cause. 

GUTS is a friendly pumpkin carving competition benefitting Make-A-Wish originally created by CRAFTED out of Charlotte, North Carolina. The Charlotte event has spread around the country to Orlando, Cleveland, and Philadelphia. Now, AIGA Indianapolis is bringing GUTS to Naptown. Check out this great video from AIGA Charlotte.

The primary goal of this event is to unify the 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 local and regional creative professionals that want to test their pumpkin carving skills, and more importantly, raise money for the brave kids of Make-A-Wish Foundation. We raise money through the carver's registration fees, raffle, food, drink, and merchandise sold at the event. 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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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 2, 2016 - Fri, Oct 7, 2016 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT
5255 Winthrop Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46220