Do you carve one mean jack-o-lantern? Or perhaps you paint a pumpkin into a beautiful work of art? Or are you simply a creative wizard? Whether cheerful, scary or comical, you’ll be thrilled to know that The Great North Delaware Pumpkin Contest, brought to you by North DelaWHEREHappening and The Columbus Inn in Wilmington, has finally arrived.

This October in celebration of all things HALLOWEEN, we’re inviting LOCALS to submit photos of their 2012 carved or painted pumpkins for the chance to win a $50 Gift Certificate to the Columbus Inn!


Make IT Monstrously SPOOKtacular!

Here’s how to enter to win:

  1. Carve an awesome jack-o-lantern or paint a festive pumpkin. Take a picture!
  2. Email a photo of the pumpkin to [email protected] by MONDAY, OCTOBER 29th. Include the name of your jack-o-lantern as well your name, phone number, & email address.
  3. North DelaWHERE Happening will post the photos as they come in and readers will have the chance to vote for their favorites. Goulish FUN!
  4. The pumpkin with the most votes by 10pm on Wednesday, October 31st will win a $50 Gift Certificate to The Columbus Inn

The Columbus Inn has been reborn as a contemporary American tavern that seamlessly combines the best of both the old and the new.  We serve seasonally inspired, market fresh, progressive yet playful, modern cuisine. And, we flawlessly pair that food with an amazing selection of old and new world wines, micro and macro brewed beers and traditional as well as new style spirits and cocktails.For a more formal evening out on the town or to celebrate a birthday, anniversary or any other joyous occasion, meet in any of our dining rooms or private event spaces upstairs.  The old, the new, all the best, just for you!

Welcome back to the new Columbus Inn!

Visit the Columbus Inn in person at 2216 Pennsylvania Ave Wilmington, Delaware 19806 Online at or Call 302.571.1492. Check out their upcoming events too!


They’re ALIVE! 

Here’s a few we found to help get your creative juices flowing! Break out those carving tools, paint brushes, etc and start your masterpiece!