Washington, DC (October 15, 2013) – Kimpton’s Helix Lounge invites you to show off your pumpkin carving skills at the lounge’s 9th Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest, taking place on Wednesday, October 30, 2013.
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The lounge will set up carving stations on the outdoor patio and will provide 30 pre-scooped pumpkins as well as safe carving tool kits. Beginning at 6:00 pm, pumpkins will be distributed to patrons. Pumpkins are distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis, so guests should be sure to arrive early.
Participants will have until 8:00 p.m. to carve the pumpkins, at which point the winners will be announced.
This year, Helix celebrates living like a local with the “Most Local-Themed Pumpkin” (best politician or a D.C. landmark) which 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 until after Halloween.
While you are there, sip on a Spiced Pumpkin Martini, featuring Stoli vanilla vodka, pumpkin liqueur and cream, garnished with a cinnamon stick for $7 or a local Starr Hill Pumpkin Porter for $6. Happy Hour prices will be offered for the duration of the event until 9:00 p.m., including $5 cosmos, $3 Yuengling and Miller Lite drafts and $2 PBR cans.