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Woodstock Pumpkin People

In 2016, Town Staff spearheaded a town wide public art project displaying nearly twenty pumpkin head characters (both locally and internationally known) in an effort to add color, character and fun to our community. This year we are inviting residents to participate for the chance to win a $100 gift card! More information can be found at the links below and we wish you the best of luck and thank you in advance for helping us add character to Woodstock!

Map of 2017 Pumpkin People Locations

Residential Contest Guidelines
Business Contest Information
2016 Pumpkin People Photos

Traffic Signal Control Equipment Box Wraps

Drivers, pedestrians, and cyclists traveling through Woodstock along Route 11 can now enjoy our newest public art project which is a series of colorfully wrapped traffic signal control boxes in five locations. The Virginia Department of Transportation granted the Town permission to execute a pilot project for this form of public art. We are very appreciative for the chance to be the start of what can bring color and inspiration to other localities across Virginia. 

Meet our artists behind the great designs and their goals of inspiration!


Jane's Garden

In 2014, the Town of Woodstock established a small garden to celebrate past Enhancement Coordinator, Jane Beasley, for all of her hard work and dedication in the beautification and improvement of the Town. Affectionately named Jane’s Garden, the project flanks Old Valley Pike on the South end of the historic downtown district. The Town thanks local telecommunications company, Shentel, for allowing the creation of this garden on their property.


To increase its beauty, the Town of Woodstock has placed our first piece of public art in Jane's Garden. The theme of the piece at this location is meant to "Capture the Valley" and PAC-Man was chosen because he/she represents people who long ago settled in our beautiful Shenandoah Valley. In the words of PAC-Man's talented sculptor, Craig Gray, "He is symbolic of the travelers who walked across our country to 'capture' better places to live, work, and raise families. He could be about life and our experiences... the sharp edges rounded as we make our journey."

So take the time to experience PAC-Man for yourself while he/she resides with us from August 2015 - August 2017. Standing nearly seven feet tall next to the Spring House Tavern and The Hair Gallery on the South end of Town, you're sure not to miss it! Snap a few photos to share on Instagram and Facebook with #discoverwoodstockva.

Additional questions can be directed to Katie Mercer at the Town of Woodstock offices. (540) 459-3621.

PAC-Man installation
Sculptor Craig Gray and Jane Beasley
PAC-Man completed!