2013 Pumpkin Carving and Costume Contests



October 9, 2013
For more information contact:
Lu Stasko, The Stasko Agency
303/477-9902 (Office)
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 For Immediate Release


Little Man Ice Cream Celebrates Halloween with Costume Contest and Pumpkin Carving Competition


DENVER, CO – Show off your artistry while displaying your spookiest garb at Little Man Ice Cream’s 6th Annual Costume Contest and Pumpkin Carving Competition. The free events kicks off at 2 p.m., on October 27th at the Little Man Plaza, 2620 16th St. and includes complimentary snacks, beverages and live music from local bluegrass band Some Train Yard.

Pumpkin carvers can purchase pumpkins on the day of the event, in advance at Little Man’s very own pumpkin patch. Ranging from $3 to $12 depending on the size, Little Man’s pumpkins were grown locally by Bennett-based Mile High Farms. Little Man will be supplying carving tools and kits, but is encouraging attendees to bring their own supplies as well. Competitors will have an hour and a half to conceive, carve and complete their creations. 

Participants in both the costume and carving contests will be judged in a variety of categories – from most creative to scariest creation – and will vie for a BoardLife longboard skateboard, free ice cream for a year and other prizes. Winners will be announced at 5 p.m.

“Our costume party and carving costume is one of the most popular events of the year and provides a fun, safe way for both kids and adults alike to celebrate Halloween,” said Little Man General Manager Loren Martinez. 

Attendees will also have the opportunity to sample Little Man’s specialty pumpkin ice cream, crafted from Mile High’s pumpkins and developed by kids from the Gold Crown Foundation’s enrichment program. Based in Bennett, Mile High Farms aims to educate communities on agriculture while inspiring creativity and creating new family traditions.

Inspired by vintage Coney Island hot dog-shaped stands, Little Man’s unique 28-foot tall milk can opened its doors in 2008 in Denver’s LoHi neighborhood. The shop’s ice cream, gelato and sorbet are hand-made with some of the finest, locally sourced ingredients possible and produced one small batch at a time to ensure quality.

Little Man’s goal is to serve as a leader in the community, both locally and globally. The shop prides itself on providing patrons with a vintage experience and hosts a variety of events to connect neighbors, including pancake breakfasts, local musical performances and a farmer’s market.

Through the “Scoop for Scoop” program, Little Man has provided donations for villages in Peru, Cambodia, Ethiopia and Myanmar. For every scoop of ice cream Little Man sells, one scoop of rice or beans is donated to a community in need somewhere in the world. Since its opening, the shop has donated more than 800,000 scoops of food.

For more information on Little Man, visit http://littlemanicecream.com or call 303-455-3811.