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Amazing Pumpkin Carve is back with more fun and festivity


The Hopewell Valley Arts Council announces the return of the Amazing Pumpkin Carve, back bigger and better than ever. Early-bird tickets and sponsorships are available now.

In its ninth year, this year the Carve will be like an old-time festival with expanded activities and, of course, outrageously carved giant pumpkins. Visitors can wander through an illuminated walk of creative Halloween fun from Wednesday, Oct. 11 to Sunday, Oct. 15, at Woolsey Park, 221 Washington Crossing-Pennington Road, Titusville, N.J.

Grinning skeletons, giant crows, and other Halloween-inspired creations come to life through the skillful carving of local, celebrated artists. Marvel at the intricate handiwork that transforms more than 30 massive 150-plus-pound pumpkins into whimsical masterpieces artistically illuminated.

However, the Amazing Pumpkin Carve is more than a pumpkin display. The event offers an array of activities for kids of all ages. Live music performances, a hay bale playground, face painting, cornhole and games, photo-ops, and surprises are around every corner.

“This year’s event is back as an all-walk-around event. Although the drive-thru was a fun solution to social distancing, these amazing works of art really shine when you can see them up close,” said Carol Lipson, HV Arts Council executive director. “Plus, you can take as much time as you’d like!”

This event is also the primary fundraiser for the Hopewell Valley Arts Council, a nonprofit organization. Ticket proceeds benefit artist-carvers’ honoraria and fund other Hopewell Valley arts-related programs. The Carve would also not be possible without a growing list of sponsors, and sponsorships are available until Oct. 1, 2023.

To plan your visit, visit Don’t miss out on early bird tickets available until Sept. 30.