The Artists' Awards for the 2016 aMAZing Pumpkin Carve have been announced. This weekend is your last chance to see this year's fantastical pumpkin patch.

Plan Your Visit to the Pumpkin Carve

Friday, Saturday, Sunday, October 14-16, 2016

The weather looks perfect for the second—and FINAL—weekend of the aMAZing Pumpkin Carve. 

The Carve and the Howell Farm Corn Maze will both be open at 17 Valley Road, Hopewell Township/Lambertville

  • Fri., 10/14, 5-9pm
  • Sat., 10/15, noon-9pm
  • Sun., 10/16, noon-5pm.

Artists carving demos Sat./Sun. 12-3. Learn tips and techniques to use at home!

New this weekend! Newly-carved pumpkins!

New this year! One-of-a-kind, fine art, everlasting pumpkins, commissioned by the HV Arts Council from some of the region's top artists. See them in person at the aMAZing Pumpkin Carve, as well as in our online auction. And don't forget to place your bids!

As always The Howell Farm Corn Maze, with 2+ miles of labyrinthian fun, and a Snack Bar and Grill with fresh hamburgers, hot dogs, hot cider, hot chocolate, coffee, and a full array of Fall treats for adults and kids alike.

Find out everything you need to plan your visit to the Pumpkin Carve, including hours, special events, and FAQs.


Our Second Annual aMAZing Pumpkin Carve at Howell Farm's Corn Maze will be open for two weekends, October 7-10—including Monday, October 10 (Columbus Day)—and October 14-16.

This year's pumpkins will amaze and delight you. Cats—Cheshire and not—, butterflies, dinosaurs, intricate geometric shapes and beautifully sculpted faces... There are dozens and dozens of artfully carved GIANT (150 lbs!) pumpkins, plus ten magnificently painted "permanent" pumpkins, in our unique walk-through pumpkin patch on the grounds of the Howell Living History Farm Corn Maze.

Carving Demonstrations by Artists

Stop by any Saturday and Sunday from 12-3 to see the masters at work and learn tips and techniques you can use on your own pumpkins at home.

A BIG THANK YOU to Our aMAZing Sponsors!

Please support these businesses that support the arts in our community.

NEW THIS YEAR: PLACE YOUR BID! The Hopewell Valley Arts Council commissioned 10 top artists to design large, "everlasting" pumpkins, in conjunction with this year's aMAZing Pumpkin Carve. These exquisite works of art—by artists Morris Docktor, Leon Rainbow, James Feehan, Susan Roseman, Addison Vincent, Nancy Stark, Susanne Pitak Davis, Thom Montanari, Annalies van Dommelen and Matthew Langille—are being auctioned off to raise money for the Arts Council. Browse the pumpkins and place your bid.

MEDIA AND PRESS: Our Media Advisory for the aMAZing Pumpkin Carve is now posted.

Fall Art Exhibit at Capital Health—Hopewell. TRENTON MAKES, an exhibition of Trenton artists who bring art and community to the Capital City, is presented by Capital Health and the Hopewell Valley Arts Council.

Browse the exhibit anytime during Visiting Hours (8am-8pm) from Sept. 22-Nov. 4, 2016. Learn more.

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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

MCC&HC Logo This program is made possible, in part, by the Mercer County Cultural and Heritage Commission through funding from the Mercer County Board of Chosen Freeholders, and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment of the Arts.