Talent Contest


Talent Contest Rules 

We are currently finalizing details for Talent Contest, so please check back later!

Contestants may only enter one (1) act—amateur acts only. Professional entertainers are not eligible for the competition.

  1. There will be two (2) age categories: Preteens: Ages 12 & under and Teens: Ages 13 – 18.
  2. A photo release form can be found within registration form and must be agreed to.
  3. There is a four (4) minute time limit for all entries.
  4. Contestants must remember that the Pumpkin Festival is a family-friendly event. Talent act recordings may appear on Mainstage’s website or social media. Therefore, performance material must be appropriate. Talent acts deemed inappropriate shall be excluded, and the contestant shall be disqualified from consideration for any prizes with no refund.
  5. Judging is based on, but not limited to: Appearance, Stage Presence, Ability, and Overall Audience Appeal.

A panel of judges will view the talent acts and determine a winner. It is important to make note that the panel’s decision is final. The judge’s score sheets will not be shared with any contestants.


House Decorating Contest

SPONSORED BY:  Meadows Diner & Lampost Diner

Competition Zone A

E.Railroad/Washington Ave.
Harrison Ave.
Cleveland Ave
Garfield Ave
Lincoln Ave.
Prospect Ave
North side of W. Church Street

Competition Zone B
Clifton Ave
West Lake Ave
Central Ave
Elm Ave.
The balance of Pine Ave
Balance of West Railroad
East Railroad

Competition Zone C
New Jersey Ave.
Pennsylvania Ave.
Ohio Ave
East Lake Ave to Ohio Ave.
East Church to Ohio
West Church Ave to BHP

Mainstage would like to invite you to enter the Annual House Decorating Contest sponsored by Meadows Diner and Lampost Diner. 

Contestants may enter the competition in one of three ways:

  • Dropping off a completed entry form at Mainstage Center for the Arts (27 S. Black Horse Pike, Blackwood, NJ) between 5:00–7:00 pm Monday through Thursday.
  • Call our office at 855-936-2467, be sure to give us your name, number, e-mail, zone and street address.
  • Or E-mail all of the required information to housecontest@mainstage.org.

All entries must be received no later than September 30th at noon. Homes must be ready to be judged no later than 10:00 am Saturday, October 1st. Winners will be announced on Sunday, October 2nd.