October 21-30

Various Locations in NoMa and Online

Join us for a hybrid of socially distant and virtual festivities from October 21-30 to celebrate the Halloween season in NoMa! This year, from October 21-23, we will be hosting three pumpkin pick-up locations throughout NoMa where you can come and pick-up your FREE pumpkin, decorating supplies and fun goodies!


  • Wednesday (10/21) 2-6pm | REI Plaza (201 M Street NE)
  • Thursday (10/22) 10-2pm | Qualia Coffee (151 Harry Thomas Way)
  • Friday (10/23) 2-6pm | Union Square (999 North Capitol Street)

**Register for a specific location and time slot to reserve your pumpkin and help us practice social distancing. Masks are required at all pumpkin pick-up locations.**

Then from October 21-26, post photos of your decorated pumpkins or Halloween costumes on Facebook tagging @NoMaBID and #NoMaPumpkinPalooza to enter our online competition for the following categories and win amazing prizes! Winners will be announced online October 27-30.


  1. Scariest Pumpkin
  2. Most Creative Pumpkin
  3. Cutest Pumpkin
  4. Most “NoMa” Pumpkin
  5. Best Pet Costume
  6. Best Child’s Costume
  7. Best Adult Costume
  8. Best “Mask Moji”


  1. Any pumpkins that are offensive, discriminatory or inappropriate in anyway will be disqualified.
  2. Pumpkins must be smaller than 18” wide, but you are not limited to the pumpkin provided by NoMa BID.
  3. The NoMa BID will provide carving and painting supplies, but you are not required to use those supplies.
  4. All competition submissions must be posted on Facebook by 5pm on Monday, October 26, 2020, tagging @NoMaBID and #NoMaPumpkinPalooza. If you do not have a Facebook account please email [email protected] about an exception.

***Pumpkins subject to availability