PHOTOS: Jack-o-lanterns shine at Ridgewood bar competition

Photos by Kelly Marie Mancuso


Adults and children of all ages gathered for Halloween fun at Julia’s Beer and Wine Bar last week during their first “Drink and Carve” pumpkin carving contest.

The jack-o-lantern party on Oct. 22 featured family-friendly portion where children and parents dressed up in their Halloween costumes and decorated pumpkins with paint, markers and sparkles.

The grown-up fun began at 9 p.m. when adults competed for the title of best carved pumpkin, as well as a four-pack of Pumking Beer by Southern Tier Brewery. The winning pumpkin belonged to Richard Callender of Middle Village and featured a bat signal design from “Batman.”

The scary fun continues at Julia’s with their costume contest on Halloween day, starting at 4 p.m. Prizes and ribbons will be awarded for the scariest, most original and gruesome Halloween costume.

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