GUTS is a friendly pumpkin carving competition organized and created by CRAFTED, a marketing agency in Charlotte, North Carolina. What began as an internal team building event at CRAFTED has grown into a community-wide event, attracting the finest creative talent in the area and generous support from both our sponsors and patrons. The primary goal of this event is to unify the creative community in support of the kids who fight the real fight every day at Make-A-Wish.
AIGA Charlotte and CRAFTED continue their efforts in spreading GUTS to other cities utilizing the AIGA National network. AIGA Charlotte has been instrumental in this effort enabling more children in the Make-A-Wish network to receive wishes. In addition, AIGA continues to support GUTS Charlotte again this year for the 9th annual pumpkin carving competition. All proceeds will benefit Make-A-Wish® Central & Western North Carolina.
Make sure to mark your calendar for Saturday, October 21st. The event will be held on that date at BB&T Ballpark, with carving starting promptly at 2:30 pm. Participants can carve as individuals or in teams of two or three. Registration opens on Thursday, September 21st at gutscharlotte.com.
Saturday, October 21st
1:30 p.m. Carver Set–up
2:00 p.m. Guests Arrive
2:30 - 4:00 p.m. Carving
4:00 - 4:25 p.m. Judging
4:25 p.m. People’s Choice Voting Ends
4:40 p.m. Winners announced
Parking will be free of charge for Carvers and Guests and provided by Preferred Parking. Carvers will be able to unload their pumpkins and supplies at the unloading station on Martin Luther King Boulevard - where there is access to an elevator if needed. A GUTS representative will be out front to direct and assist.
Entrants: $50 Per Carver
Attendance: $10. Children 12 and under are free.
*All proceeds benefiting Make-A-Wish*