11th Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest at The Independent Union Square neighborhood bar hosts their annual night of pumpkin art


WHAT: On October 27, The Independent in Somerville’s Union Square will challenge Halloween faithful to create the ultimate pumpkin art at their eleventh annual event. Hosted in anticipation of All Hallows Eve, The Indo’s Pumpkin Carving Contest will pit teams against each other to determine whose decorating skills reign supreme. The Indo will supply teams with one hollowed out pumpkin per table and the basic tools to jazz up their custom creation. Whether you opt for a traditional jack-o’-lantern theme or design an intricate spooky scene, your pumpkin will be scrutinized by The Indo staff and the winning team will receive a $40 gift certificate. After, all of the carved gourds will be put on display in the pub throughout Halloween’s long weekend creating an illuminated pumpkin patch right in Union Square. Additionally, Wachusett Brewing Company (Westminster, MA) will be on-hand with their “Pumpkan” special ale, known as “New England’s first pumpkin in a can,” which they will pour directly from a pumpkin for some added flavor and fun.


WHERE: The Independent

75 Union Square

Somerville, MA 02143


WHEN: Thursday, October 27, from 7:00pm-10:00pm


COST: Admission and entrants are complimentary. Pumpkins are supplied by The Indo on a first come, first serve basis; limit of one pumpkin per table. This event is for ages 21+.


CONNECT: @TheIndo; #IndoPumpkins 



The Independent, known to regulars as “The Indo,” is a comfortable neighborhood restaurant and pub located in the heart of Union Square, Somerville. Restaurateur Ken Kelly opened The Indo in 2001 and it has become a beloved neighborhood mainstay. Diners come for gastropub-style food that is prepared daily from scratch, using fresh ingredients and the highest level of care. The bars are filled nightly with an eclectic mix of longtime Somerville residents and neighborhood newcomers. Guests enjoy a rotating selection of first-rate craft beer and a seasonally-influenced cocktail menu that features both standards and new trends. The Independent is located at 75 Union Square in Somerville. For more information, please call (617) 440-6022 or visit http://www.theindo.com. Follow The Independent on Facebook and Twitter at @TheIndo.


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