GUTS is a community fall festival and friendly pumpkin carving contest featuring some of Indy’s finest creatives! The event is free to attend and is open to everyone — guests, families, and children are welcome… Even if you aren’t carving, there is still plenty to watch and do at GUTS. Here’s a brief breakdown of things to do at GUTS:
1. WATCH THE CARVERS LIVE
Watch the “Iron-chef” style carving action live and up-close — we can assure that you’ll be amazed at the creativity! Each carvers table has “trick-or-treats” to share!
2. GET YOUR KIDS CREATIVITY ON
Art with a Heart will be providing fun and festive activities for your kids, so be sure to bring them and check out the art stations.
3. STRIKE A POSE
“Flaunt your stuff” and show off your favorite costumes for our GUTS photographers.
4. GET TATTED UP!
Kids and Adults — Plenty of GUTS Halloween tattoos will be available for (temporarily) inking yourself silly.
5. SHOP FOR SOME GUTS
Take home some GUTS memorabilia! Purchase locally designed and screen printed GUTS posters, t-shirts, stickers, and more at our merchandise table. 100% of the proceeds go directly to Make-A-Wish.
6. DONATE TO A CHILD
Help make a wish come true. Donate to our GUTS wish fund which will grant wishes to children in our local area. Or look for wish collection boxes at our event where cash or check will be accepted.
7. BID IN THE SILENT AUCTION
One of the big ways we raise money is by auctioning off the amazing pumpkin creations in a silent auction. Everyone at GUTS will have a chance to place their bids on their favorite pumpkin and take it home after the event. The silent auction will take place after the carving and before the winners are announced (The auction results will play a small part in the judging — read more on how this will work). Cash, check, and CC will be accepted.
8. ENJOY SOME ‘GOOD’ FOOD & DRINKS
Come over and grab some finger-friendly snacks, generously provided by Fresh Market, to fill your belly. Then be sure to wash it all down with some local pumpkin ale provided by Bier Brewery throughout the event. Eat and drink for a cause — a portion of proceeds go to Make-A-Wish.
9. BUY A WINNING TICKET
We will be holding a raffle, with all proceeds benefitting the cause. Purchase a raffle ticket for a chance to win. The more you buy, the more chances to win! Winners will be drawn and announced throughout the event. Check out this page again to see the list of prizes we will be raffling off.