Pumpkin Wars: Chefs vs. Surgeons

SLM Media Group hosts the 2nd Annual

Pumpkin Wars

Who will be crowned the pumpking or pumpqueen?

Washington University surgeons at St. Louis Children’s Hospital and local chefs go head-to-head to carve the most creative pumpkin. Their unique and one-of-a-kind pumpkins will be auctioned off to benefit St. Louis Children’s Hospital.

OCTOBER 20, 2019

1–3:30 P.M.

Price: $5 per child


11660 Page Service Drive, St. Louis, MO 63146

Pumpkin Wars is $5 per child for your family to attend. Please bring a toy from the following list to benefit St. Louis Children's Hospital.

Purchase your tickets here. For questions, please contact Jawana Reid, Director of Special Events, at

Enjoy food trucks, a pumpkin design competition, the kid’s play zone, arts and crafts, a vendor market place, balloon art, and pumpkin decorating for kids (while supplies last). Children are welcome to wear costumes for trick-or-treating at participating Interior Design Center stores. Guests will also have the opportunity to sample lite bites from participating chefs.

Pumpkin Wars


Chef Andrew Simon
Charred Crust's

Chef Andrea Barone
Il Palato

Chef Sean Robbins
Crispy Edge

Chef Tyler Davis
Alchemy Bakery

Winner of 2018's Most Valuable Pumpkin award!

Chef Sara Alderson & Cook Lindsay Porter
The Chase Park Plaza Royal Sonesta St. Louis'

St. Louis Children’s Hospital Physicians

Dr. Jennifer Strahle
Pediatric Neurosurgery

Dr. Alison Snyder-Warwick
Pediatric Plastic Surgery

Dr. Jesse Vrecenak
Pediatric and Fetal Surgery

Dr. Keiko Hirose
Chief Otolaryngologist, Ear, Nose & Throat

Dr. Lindley Wall
Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Aaron Abarbanell
Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery