Spookapalooza Weekend At DeSoto State Park

Spookapalooza Pumpkin Carving Contest 2024
DeSoto State Park is glad to host the 14th Annual Spookapalooza Pumpkin Carving Contest! Entries will be judged on overall appearance, creativeness, neatness, and originality. Entries can have any theme or design, i.e., Halloween, nature, fall season, etc. All ages may enter contest. Date: Entries must be turned in no later than 12:00 noon on Saturday, October 26th 2024 to be judged. Turn in at DeSoto’s Country Store on County Road 89-table will be set up on porch. Winners will be announced on Sunday, October 27th via DeSoto’s Facebook/Instagram(#desotostatepark) Entries may be picked up at the DSP Country Store on Sunday, October 27th. Free and Open to all ages. Email Brittney.Hughes@dcnr.alabama.gov for any details.

Spooktacular Campsite Contest 2024
Campers in DeSoto State Park have been decorating their campsites with Halloween decorations for years……now there is a campsite decorating contest! Decorate your site with the most original and creative Halloween décor you can find … you might win a prize! The best decorated sites will win great prizes like free camping and more-there will be a 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place winner, as well as Most Creative to boost that competitive spark! Winners will be announced on Sunday, October 27th via DeSoto’s Facebook/Instagram(#desotostatepark) Winners will be contacted via email or phone
Regulations: We ask that decor remains on the individual sites and does not bleed over into others sites, roadways, trails, etc. Décor must be completely removed from site at camper checkout-PLEASE no glitter/confetti, paint, toilet paper or other materials that cause damage to the park. Please help us observe Leave No Trace in the park where we can, especially with picking up litter.

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Oct 25 - 26 2024


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DeSoto State Park
7104 DeSoto Parkway NE


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