See the winning entry from SACtoday’s 2023 pumpkin carving contest

Winner: “Oh gourd, a shark!” by Haley W.


Oh gourd, a shark!

Photo by Haley W.

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After deciding between some gorgeous gourds, the votes are in for our Pumpkin Carving Contest. Check out the pumpkins below, including the contest winner our readers voted for.

Winner: Oh gourd, a shark!

We’re in awe of the detailing on this toothy pumpkin. We’re also thankful we don’t have to deal with any sharks swimming in our local waterways. Well, just this one.



Photo by Emily A.

Runner up: A.D.I.D.A.S.

Somebody get this freak on a leash. We’re guessing that — in this instance — A.D.I.D.A.S. stands for “All day I dream of Sacramento.” It’s giving “Da-boom-na, da-oom, na-na-ema.

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