Get in the Halloween spirit at the UF Health Pumpkin Carve-Off

Register your team for the 31st annual Pumpkin Carve-Off, hosted by UF Health and Flad Architects. The competition and festival will be held on Monday, Oct. 28, from 3 to 7 p.m. in the UF Health Shands Hospital Atrium.

Put your creative carving skills to the test! Pumpkin carving teams are encouraged to register for the contest by Oct. 21. A guest panel of judges will choose the best creations, and the winning jack-o’-lanterns will be displayed on the pediatric floors of UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital.

Children’s games, treats and live entertainment will be part of the festivities. All staff and visitors are welcome to visit the carnival and enjoy the celebration.

This annual carnival is held for pediatric patients at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital who are unable to go out into the community to celebrate Halloween.

To register, fill out the attached PDF form and send to Teresa Watson at