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New and improved this year, the HomeSlice Media Pumpkin Carving Contest will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Judging will take place from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. where festival-goers can discover the pumpkins and vote for their favorites. There will also be an arts and crafts pumpkin painting station available.

All eyes will be on the weighing of the giant pumpkins at 11am in the parking lot of the Town Hall. Rapid City is a certified weighing site for the Great Pumpkin Commonwealth, an international organization.

The pumpkins will be carefully inspected, measured and weighed. Cash prizes will be presented at the awards ceremony, which will immediately follow the weigh-in. To enter a giant pumpkin, squash or gourd, register between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. on Saturday. The giant pumpkins will be on display until 1 p.m.

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Main Street Square will provide free face masks and hand sanitizing stations at event entrances and has purchased a turf-specific sanitizer that protects against COVID-19, hepatitis B and C, norovirus, H1N1 and MRSA in California.

It’s time for Rocker Days, South Dakota Mines’ homecoming celebration filled with activities for students and alumni throughout the week.

The first 400 Mining students who have their Grubby ID can go to Armadillo’s Ice Cream and get free treats from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, and the Reunion Quiz night will light up the Surbeck Ballroom from 7 p.m. wednesday.


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