Seventh Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest
Kimpton’s Helix Lounge invites Washingtonians to show off their pumpkin carving skills at the lounge’s Seventh Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest, taking place on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011.
The lounge will set up a carving station on the outdoor patio and will provide 30 pre-scooped pumpkins as well as carving tools. Beginning at 6 p.m., pumpkins will be distributed to patrons on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Participants will have until 8 p.m. to carve the pumpkins, at which point the winners will be announced. The winner of the “Spookiest Pumpkin” (scariest design) will receive a $50 certificate to Helix Lounge, and the winner of “Most Ghoulish Gourd” (best overall design) will receive a one night weekend stay at Kimpton’s Hotel Helix. The winning pumpkins will be displayed at the lounge through Halloween night.
During the pumpkin carving, patrons will enjoy seasonal cocktails including the Pumpkin Martini, featuring vanilla vodka, pumpkin liquor and cream, garnished with a cinnamon stick ($7). Happy Hour prices will be offered for the duration of the event, including half-price burgers, $6 cosmos, $3 Yuengling drafts and $2 PBRs.