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FREE-GUTS Pumpkin Carving Competition-Super Family Friendly Event

GUTS Pumpkin Carving Competition is a free & family-friendly event this Friday, October 25, in Fountain Plaza from 4pm-8pm. As in years past, all proceeds will be donated to the Levine Children's Hospital. Come see the area's finest artisans and creatives compete to carve the best Jack-O-Lanterns.

NC Music Factory

3:00 pmCARVER SET UP

Carvers arrive at North Carolina Music Factory, park and set up their carving stations.

4:00 pmREADY, SET, CARVE!

Carving begins and guests are welcome to arrive! 90 minutes of furious pumpkin carving action ensues.

In addition to carving — the photobooth, "create with care" craft table, mech store, and bar will be open.

5:30 pmCARVING ENDS / STATION PREP

Carving ends. Carvers prep their stations for judging and silent auction.

5:45 pmSILENT AUCTION & JUDGING

Judges will be making their rounds, scoring each entry.

Bidders can begin placing their bids in the silent auction.

6:00 pmSILENT AUCTION ENDS / AFTER PARTY BEGINS

Those winning silent auctions can take their pumpkins. Then, join us in Saloon for drinks, food, and tunes after the event from 6-8 pm. Live music will be provided courtesy of the band Analog Daze. A portion of proceeds from the after party go to Levine Children's Hospital.

6:30 pmWINNERS ANNOUNCED!

We'll announce Team and Individual winners and award trophies and prize packs. Enjoy the band, and stay and celebrate (or drown your sorrows in a beer) at Saloon as long as you like!


To Do at GUTS

GUTS will take place on Friday, October 25th, 2013.

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 support from generous sponsors. The primary goal of this event is to unify the creative community in support of the kids who fight the real fight everyday at Levine Children's Hospital.

As we enter our 5th Annual GUTS competition, we've seen our venue improve from a small parking lot on the edge of Uptown, to the heart of the Center City in 2010, and now for the third year in a row, the North Carolina Music Factory. We've also seen our list of carvers and attendees grow each year and therefore we are able to raise more money for our cause.

The competition is open to local and regional creative professionals that want to test their pumpkin carving skills, and more importantly, raise money for the brave kids of Levine Children's Hospital. We raise money through the carver's registration fees, the silent auction at the event, and for those who can't make it or would like to do a little extra, we invite anyone, anywhere, to support an individual child at the LCH by buying them a GUTS gift pack.

GUTS is a friendly pumpkin carving contest featuring some of Charlotte's finest creatives! If you aren't carving, there is plenty to watch and do at GUTS. The event is free to attend and is open to everyone — guests, families, and children are welcome.

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!

STRIKE A POSE

Grab some of our props and get your photo taken in our live streaming photo booth.

JOIN IN AND "CREATE WITH CARE"

Kids and adults are welcome at our craft table — make a bracelet to keep, and one for a child at Levine Children's Hospital.

SHOP GUTS

Purchase GUTS posters, t-shirts, and koozies at our merchandise table. 100% of the proceeds go directly to Levine Children's Hospital.

DONATE TO A CHILD

Donate a GUTS gift pack to a child at Levine Children's Hospital. These gift packs are a way for us to bring the excitement of the event to the children, who are unable to attend in person.

BID IN THE SILENT AUCTION

One of the big ways we raise money is by auctioning off these amazing 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 how this will work.) Cash, check, and CC are accepted.

ENJOY A DRINK

Saloon will be serving beverages throughout the event. Drink for a cause — a portion of proceeds go to Levine Children's Hospital.

STAY FOR THE AFTER PARTY

Join us in Saloon for drinks, food, and tunes after the event from 6-8 pm. Live music will be provided courtesy of the band Analog Daze. A portion of proceeds from the after party go to Levine Children's Hospital.

http://gutscharlotte.com/




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