The Scariest Time of Year is Here

Pumpkins, chocolate and more frightfully delicious shows to watch this October.

FOOD - WHAT TO WATCH - 4x3 - OCT '21

FOOD - WHAT TO WATCH - 4x3 - OCT '21

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Outrageous Pumpkins: Alyson Hannigan challenges seven carvers to turn three pumpkins into jack-o'-lanterns depicting a cursed nursery rhyme. Then the stakes are raised with a minimum of five pumpkins needed to create a terrifying jack-o'-lantern display depicting what lies beneath the ocean. Judges Marc Evan and Terri Hardin pick their favorites, and one competitor is sent packing.

FOOD - WHAT TO WATCH - 4x3 - OCT '21

FOOD - WHAT TO WATCH - 4x3 - OCT '21

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Dinner: Impossible: Robert Irvine is at the world-famous Cedar Point amusement park to make dinner for 150 superfans celebrating the park's 150th anniversary. Robert's challenge is to put his over-the-top spin on four of the park's favorite dishes. But like any good rollercoaster, there are twists: Robert and his team can only use ingredients from the park concession stands, and they must also create another three dishes inspired by three of the park's most popular rides. Robert and his team had better buckle up for this thrilling adventure!

FOOD - WHAT TO WATCH - 4x3 - OCT '21

FOOD - WHAT TO WATCH - 4x3 - OCT '21

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Kids Baking Championship: Four former Kids Baking Championship competitors return to the kitchen to test their scare-abilities by making pumpkin patch pinata cakes in hopes of winning the ultimate Halloween treat -- a $10,000 dream baking package including a blast chiller. Host and judge Duff Goldman is joined by none other than season five champion Natasha Jiwani as a special guest judge.

FOOD - WHAT TO WATCH - 4x3 - OCT '21

FOOD - WHAT TO WATCH - 4x3 - OCT '21

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Chocolate Meltdown: Hershey's After Dark: Three pastry chefs battle it out overnight in Hersheypark's Chocolate World to create showstopping, forest-themed chocolate creations. After riding the park's tallest roller coasters, a world-renowned Danish chocolatier has a major chocolate setback, and a Colombian cake and sugar artist deals with the consequences of working with fragile Jolly Rancher isomalt. Meanwhile, a young mom with an eye for character design struggles to bring her frightful forest to life with realistic chocolate tree sculpting.

FOOD - WHAT TO WATCH - 4x3 - OCT '21

FOOD - WHAT TO WATCH - 4x3 - OCT '21

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Halloween Baking Championship: The four finalists face their fears when host John Henson challenges them to bake using a hated ingredient. The bakers must be brave, though, because the camp serial killer and judges Stephanie Boswell, Carla Hall and Zac Young will claim one more victim in a sudden death, leaving the final three to battle it out for $25,000 and the title of Halloween Baking Champion.

FOOD - WHAT TO WATCH - 4x3 - OCT '21

FOOD - WHAT TO WATCH - 4x3 - OCT '21

Photo by: Food Network

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Halloween Wars: What happens when toys come alive and seek revenge? Inspired by a possessed doll at Zak Bagans' The Haunted Museum, four teams of cake and sugar artists create spooky and delicious cakes to impress judges Eddie Jackson, Shinmin Li and Aarti Sequeira.

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