Mother of All Carving Contests

A selection from carving contests past Durell Godfrey

Pumpkin carvers, get to work: The annual carving contest put on by the Bridgehampton Lions Club is set for Monday. It begins at 5 p.m. at the Bridgehampton Community House.

Categories this year include Pulp Politico, Sea Screecher, Mother Groose-some, Galactic Glow, and Dentist’s Dream. It is free to enter, and there is no admission fee to check out the pumpkins on display.

Liz Joyce and Goat on a Boat Puppet Theatre will put on a puppet show that night, and the Milk Pail will provide cider and doughnuts, while La Capannina will supply the pizza. Cash awards ranging from $20 to $250 will be given out. The web­site has more rules, event details, and even a mystery category.