An Unboolievable Pumpkin Contest at Ripley's Believe It or Not!
October 16, 2012Posted by pamela |
Can your child carve or decorate an amazing pumpkin? Bring it in to Ripley’s Believe it Or Not! on Fisherman’s Wharf and win great prizes! The third-place winner wins a Ripley’s Vampire mug with two general admission tickets, second place wins that, plus a Ripley’s Search for Shrunken Heads book; and the first-place winner all that, plus one sweatshirt or T-shirt from the Ripley’s store, and four general admission tickets.
Submit your pumpkin from now through October 26. Pumpkins will be displayed from from October 27–31. All passers-by and visitors will be able to vote on their favorite pumpkins. Pumpkins must be submitted by children 13 and under (parental or adult help is accepted, but the design must be child’s original). Include a card with contestant’s name, age, and adult phone number or email for contacting winners.
Pumpkins with the most votes will win the three prizes, and also will be featured on the Ripley’s Facebook page. Winners will be announced on Halloween at 5 pm and notified by phone or email that same day.
While you’re there, get lost in the weird, the creepy, and unusual world of Ripley’s Believe it or Not! Odditorium, a Halloween destination for families, friends, and even dates. Channel your inner Bruce Lee and navigate the Mirror Maze, with more than 200 mirrors spread across nearly 2,000 square feet, all located in the heart of Fisherman’s Wharf. With frightening music and surprise characters lurking in the maze, it’s the perfect activity for a good thrill.
For more eerie exhibits, see with your own eyes the silver Chevy crushed during the Loma Prieta earthquake on October 17, 1989. The driver, Buck Helm, spent 89 hours in the vehicle under tons of rubble 21 years ago. The car is on display for the first time in the Bay Area after having spent the last 20 years in Los Angeles.
Other disturbing oddities include:
- The shrunken torso once owned by Ernest Hemingway
- A real shrunken head
- A Coca-Cola bottle fantasy coffin from Africa
- A giant, man-eating clam
With over 70 interactive and hands-on exhibits, San Francisco’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium is the most interactive in the world! It is home to more than 300 exhibits, 80% of which are new in 2010, in 18 themed galleries, with a new emphasis on the Bay Area.
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! San Francisco Odditorium and Mirror Maze is located at 175 Jefferson Street. For ticket information and hours please visit sanfrancisco.ripleys.com.