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5th Amazing Pumpkin Carve!!!

  • Save the dates: Oct 11 through Oct 14
  • Plan your visit to this year’s Carve: click here!
  • Sponsor a pumpkin to support this fall fun event in Hopewell Valley. Click here for sponsorship info!
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The Amazing Pumpkin Carve

Friday Oct 11 – Monday Oct 14, 2019 
Woolsey Park, 221 Washington Crossing-Pennington Road, Titusville NJ

The Amazing Pumpkin Carve is Hopewell Valley Arts Council’s BIGGEST event of the year — a four-day  family-friendly fall festival in celebration of forty giant pumpkins carved by local artists. The 4th Annual 2018 Amazing Pumpkin Carve was fantastic!  Read all about it here.

evening storytelling around fire pits  •  pumpkin sales & painting  •  art show & sale  •  live music performances  •  s’more kits & cider • photo op-boards & more!

Please see the “Plan Your Visit” page for entertainment schedule and more details!

Public festival hours:

Friday Oct 11 4:00-9:00
Saturday Oct 12 11:00-9:00
Sunday Oct 13 11:00-6:00
Monday Oct 14 11:00-4:00 (Kid’s Day when everyone is a kid)

You can purchase your ticket online by clicking this link or visit the ticket booth at Woolsey Park during the Carve.

Adults 18-65: $15
Seniors 65+: $10
Ages 5-17: $5
Ages 4 and under: FREE

Want to come again? Take a photo of yourself with one of our “photo op” boards on your first visit and come another day for FREE.

The Amazing Pumpkin Carve was featured on NJTV last year. Check out the carving action by clicking on the photo to see the linked video!  We are famous!

Pumpkin carvers elevate the art of the jack-o’-lantern

Thank you to our AMAZING 2019 sponsors!

Presenting Sponsors: Liza & Sky Morehouse • Harbat Farms

Platinum Sponsors: Capital Health • The Laurenti Family Charitable Trust

Gold Sponsors: Jennifer Petrino & George McElroy • The Bank of PrincetonBristol Meyers SquibbJanssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & JohnsonGelcor Real Estate

Silver Sponsors: Brick Farm Market • RWJ Hamilton •  Leonard P. Snyder, Chiropractor • Morpeth Contemporary • The Pennington Studio  • Anonymous Donor • Orion JewelryMorgan R. Sayre, State Farm AgencyPrinceton Air • Doug & Amy Pszczolkowski

Courtyard Sponsors: A&E Construction & Design Center • Kollevoll & Associates, LLC • Law Office of Alisandra Carnevale, LLC • The Tengi Family

Sponsorships still available!  We appreciate your support. Please visit hvartscouncil.org/pumpkin-sponsor-2019

Our 2019 Amazing Carvers

Alia Bensliman • Sarah Bernotas • Janis Blayne-Paul & Colleen Miller • Jeff Brown • Jonathan Conner • Michael Davies • Aleece Davis & Jill Thomas • Danielle Deering • Matt Derby • Barbara DiLorenzo • Morris Docktor • Carol Gorham • Caroline Hall • Gyuri Hollosy • Lori Johansson • Lenora Kandiner & Tim Cresson • James Kelewae • Jessica Kruscavage • Curtis May • Patrick Pasquito • Leon Rainbow • Susan Roseman • Stanley Saperstein • Eric Schultz • Kathleen Sheehan • Loretta Shigo • Elice Slafka • Alyssa Staffin • Nancy Stark • Jennifer Stevens • Darrell Tuomari • Jodi Walker • John Woodward • Charlie Yeh

(artists list as of 9/14/19)

NEW! Calling all artists and artisans to the all new Art Walk. To find out more,  visit www.hvartscouncil.org/pumpkin-carve-artists-page.

More questions about The Amazing Pumpkin Carve? Please see the “Plan Your Visit” page for entertainment schedule and more details.

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Plan Your Visit to the Amazing Pumpkin Carve 2019

Plan Your Visit to the 5th Annual Amazing Pumpkin Carve

Friday Oct 11 – Monday Oct 14, 2019 (Columbus Day – Kid’s Day!)
Woolsey Park, 221 Washington Crossing-Pennington Road, Titusville NJ

What is the Amazing Pumpkin Carve?

It is our event is BIGGEST event of the year — a family-friendly fall festival featuring 40 giant pumpkins carved by 40 of the area’s best artists at Woolsey Park, from Friday, October 11 to Monday, October 14.

Activities include: art show & sale (Art Walk)  • live music performances  • community decorated scarecrows  •  evening storytelling around fire pits •  hay bale playground  • guess-the-weight pumpkin • hay bale playground  • pumpkin sales & painting • photo-ops.. and more!

See below for special events!

Where is the Amazing Pumpkin Carve?

In Woolsey Park in Titusville, NJ (Hopewell Township)

221 Washington Crossing-Pennington Road, Titusville, NJ.

There is plenty of FREE parking. Just follow the signs for the Amazing Pumpkin Carve at the Woolsey Park entrance.

Portable bathrooms will be available.

WHEN is the Amazing Pumpkin Carve?

Friday, October 11 to Monday, October 14 – Rain or shine — come see those pumpkins anytime!  

EACH DAY 40 giant carved pumpkins  • art show & sale (Art Walk)  • live music performances  • community decorated scarecrows  •  evening storytelling around fire pits (Fri, Sat & Sun) •  hay bale playground  • guess-the-weight pumpkin • pumpkin sales & painting • photo-ops.. and more!

 
 Date Public Hours Entertainment / Activity

 Thursday
October 10

special tickets only 6-8pm: Watch the Carvers Reception – Want to see the carvers in action? This special event gives you a peek before the Carve is open to the public. Tickets are $40 and include special event access, cider, nibbles & fun fiddler music by the trio, Fiddlesticks. Tickets are limited and must be purchased in advance. Click here!
 Friday
October 11
4-9pm 7-7:30pm: “Thriller” and “Time Warp” dance by students of The Pennington Studio

7:30-9pm:  BoXoRox  – favorite rock tunes played by local grown-ups

 Saturday
October 12
11am-9pm 1:30-3:30pm: The MLC Band – local tribute band performing the best in classic rock

4-6pm: Mixed Nuts – local trio playing an eclectic mix of original and cover songs

7-7:30pm: Vocal performances by students of The Pennington Studio

7:30-9pm: Uncle Skunk – Trenton-based band performing soulful blend of hard rock, blues and progressive rock

Late-afternoon/evening: storytelling around fire pits with s’mores

 Sunday
October 13
11am-6pm 4-6pm: Recklesstown – NJ-based band bringing fresh sounds to classic, alternative and rock music

Late-afternoon/evening storytelling around fire pits with s’mores

 Monday
October 14
11am-4pm Kid’s Day when everyone is a kid!

Stay tuned for entertainment details.

* Campfire stories are less scary from 6 pm to 7 pm. For a more of a fright, come listen starting at 7 pm.

How much is admission to the Pumpkin Carve and where do I buy tickets?

Avoid the lines by purchasing your online ticket ahead of time by clicking this link or visit the ticket booth at Woolsey Park during the Carve public hours.

Adults 18-65: $15
Seniors 65+: $10
Ages 5-17: $5
Ages 4 and under: FREE

Want to come again? Take a photo of yourself with one of our “photo op” boards on your first visit and come another day for FREE.

Is there anything to eat at the Amazing Pumpkin Carve? 

Food will be available for purchase at our Hotdog Stand including hotdogs with chips and a drink, s’more kits, and hot cider.

Where can I find more about the Amazing Pumpkin Carve on social media?

Join the fun and help us spread the word about our amazing pumpkins, artists and sponsorsFind us on Facebook, Twitter and InstagramThe Pumpkin Carve hashtag is: #amazingpumpkincarve.

What do you do with ticket proceeds from the Amazing Pumpkin Carve?

The Amazing Pumpkin Carve is a fundraiser for the Hopewell Valley Arts Council, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Proceeds are used to provide our artist-carvers with an honorarium and to fund other arts-related programs in the Hopewell Valley.

Thank you so much for your support and the support of our sponsors!

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