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Voting is now open for the Village of the Arts Pumpkin Festival

The Bradenton Herald challenged artists in the Village of the Arts to a pumpkin decorating contest. Galleries, restaurants and businesses in the Village were asked to submit photos of a decorated pumpkin or pumpkins in their own medium. Take a look a some of the entries below.

To vote, go to Bradenton.com/contests. Click on the contest page and select the "View Entries" tab to see all of the submissions and vote for your favorite.

Voting continues through Oct. 30. We will announce the winner on Oct. 31, the day of the Village's first Halloween trick-or-treat event.