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They're Coming...Rain or Shine!

Look out - 50 GIANT carved pumpkins have arrived at Howell Living History Farm's Corn Maze. Join us at The aMAZing Pumpkin Carve (#amazingpumpkincarve) from October 9-11, and celebrate the fun of this unique event. Mark your calendar - one weekend only!

The aMAZing Pumpkin Carve is open RAIN OR SHINE. Don’t let a little rain keep you from seeing these wonderful works of art. Just put on your boots, bring an umbrella and get out of the house for an hour or two!

The aMAZing Pumpkin Preview Party

Join carvers, sponsors, the Arts Council board, and friends of the arts and Howell Farm for a casual, adults-only, fun evening with live entertainment by local bluegrass favorites, The Bluewave Ramblers. Preview the newly carved artwork of The aMAZing Pumpkin Carve, as we light up the night for the first time. Tickets on sale now, and must be purchased in advance. Ticket sales end on October 5

Join the community in celebrating the arts at the annual Tour Des Arts, a self-guided tour of the studios of Hopewell Valley's many talented artists.

Finale Video

The Stampede Finale was a great celebration of art in the everyday with live music and food trucks, recognition of award winning Stampede artists, and winners of the online auction filling the afternoon with fun and excitement. Check out this fun video by video journalist John Bauwens! Winning bids are posted on the pages with the oxen that were part of the online auction.
From a local artist:
As an artist and a local resident, I'd like to thank the Council for this initiative and opportunity. Public art on a street level is a meaningful way to inspire the community and create wonder and excitement in the hearts of people, especially children. James J. Kelewae

Thanks to our Volunteers, Partners, and the Stampede's Founding Sponsors