Help us illuminate Huntington Park with the warm glow of jack-o-lanterns this Halloween! Enter one of our carving contests, or just display your amazing pumpkin for all of downtown Oneonta’s trick-or-treaters to see. And when the sun goes down, take a stroll through the park and admire everyone’s handiwork! Vote on your favorite pumpkins and enjoy some free cider and doughnuts while you judge.
Individuals and families can enter into two separate carving contests. Winners in each category will get to choose from some cool prizes!
1. Literary Halloween: Carve a pumpkin inspired by your favorite book, poem, or short story.
2. Classic Jack: Carve your best “classic” jack-o-lantern face.
Businesses and community organizations are also invited to compete in their own carving contest! The best pumpkin submitted in this category will win a blue ribbon and a braggadocious post on our social media.
No need to register! Just drop off your pumpkin between 5:30 and 6:00 pm on Halloween to the library staff outside.
Pumpkin Glow Guidelines:
• Any pumpkin you can carry into the park without assistance is welcome! Staff will not be available to assist you in moving your pumpkin, so if you want to show off a big gourd, bring some friends to help you.
• Please provide your own flameless candle to illuminate your pumpkin.
• Please plan to come back for your pumpkin around 7:30 pm. Leave no pumpkin behind!
Get ready for an exciting lineup of photography classes from J.W. Johnston and Kevin Q. Gray this fall!
Learn composition, the elements and principles of design all on your iPhone (or compact camera) with J.W. Johnston. Join him for a three (3) part workshop meeting October 5, 12 and 19 at 1:00pm-3:00pm.
On Thursday October 17th at 6:00pm join Kevin Q. Gray for a talk and demonstration of 19th Century Wet Plate Photography. This process was used to create glass plate negatives, ambrotypes, and tintypes, and was the main photographic technique used during the American Civil War. It will be a very interesting talk indeed!
Our third class will be Saturday November 9th, 1:00pm-3:00pm with Kevin Q. Gray again. This time he will teach us how to use a camera as simple as the one on our smart phones to create high quality portraits using natural light and simple photographic techniques. Bring the camera you feel most comfortable with for this class.
For more information check out our Facebook events or register on Eventbrite!