Photo via christinyca's flickr

Crest, the best hardware store/art hub in the world, is hosting their 2nd Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest and Party tomorrow night. The event is free if you aren't carving a pumpkin, and in return for nothing you'll get free drinks, free food (from the Meat Hook), and music. For those who want to try their hand at carving a pumpkin, it'll cost five bucks—because there are sweet prizes at stake. Just don't pick up the carving knife if you've had too many of those free drinks... did we mention there will be cider and rum?

More details here! And we'll be there taking photos, so check back for that. This is also a good time to note that if you see any amazing jack o' lanterns or Halloween decorations out there, send us a photo, or tag your photo "Gothamist' on Flickr!