Wednesday, October 11 – Sunday, October 15, 2017
New location: Woolsey Park in Hopewell Township
(formerly Alliger Park)
Rain or shine, come join us under the giant tent!
50 gigantic pumpkins carved by 50 of the region’s best artists reveal amazing results at a must-not-miss, art-filled, family fun weekend in the heart of the Hopewell Valley: evening storytelling around fire pits, guess-the-weight pumpkin contest, pumpkin painting, photography show, a kiosk with the history of Hopewell Township, and more!
Food trucks, performances, and special events all weekend at our new carve location: Woolsey Park at 221 Washington Crossing-Pennington Road, Titusville NJ (next to the Hopewell Township Public Works Building)
Hours and Activities (10/11-10/15):
Food trucks, s’more kits & cider from HV Arts Council for the fire pits, photo op-boards, “guess the weight” super giant pumpkin, paint-a-pumpkin craft tent… and more!
Wednesday, October 11, 7pm – 9pm
Thursday, October 12, 3:30pm – 9pm
Friday, October 13, 3:30pm – 10pm
Saturday, October 14, 10am – 10pm
Saturday’s Special Events: Evening story tellers & historic re-enactors at the fire pits.
9am, Dedication Ceremony for the Renaming of Woolsey Park and a salute to our firefighters, EMTs and first responders, in partnership with the Hopewell Township Historic Preservation Commission.
10am – 2pm, Fire Safety Open House & Community Day, in partnership with the Hopewell Valley Fire Fighters Association.
6pm – 9pm, Storytellers Eva Liane Foster and Denise McCormack tell ghostly tales around a roaring campfire.
Sunday, October 15, 10am – 6pm
Sunday’s Special Event: 2pm Live Auction of Giant Pumpkins – Take one home!
Entry to the pumpkin viewing tent: Adults, $10; Ages 11-18, $5; Under 10, free. Purchase tickets on the day of the event!
Our Amazing Carvers
Sarah Bernotas • Janice Blayne Paul • Daniel Clark • Michelle Clark • Jonathan Conner • Julia Cook • Tom Cook • Michael Davies • Aleece Davis • Matt Derby • Barbara DiLorenzo • Kate Eggleston • James Feehan • John Goeke • Carol Gorham • Caroline Hall • Earlie “Messiah” Harrell • Gyuri Hollosy • Lori Johansson • James Kelewae • Matthew Langille • Curtis May • Colleen Miller • Jim Minton • Leon Rainbow • Susan Roseman • Stanley Saperstein • Eric Schultz • Kathleen Sheehan • Loretta Shigo • Elice Slafka • Alyssa Staffin • Nancy Stark • Jennifer Stevens • Jill Thomas • Darell Tuomari • Amy Wagner • Jodi Walker • Linda Williams • Charlie Yeh
Our Amazing Photographers
Jacob Brown • Tom Cook • Anna Fraczak • Elizabeth Brand Gutierrez • Leslie Hollander • Carol Lipson • Cristina Loutfi • Kevin McCullough • Morgan McCullough • Corinne Reslier • Courtney Ross • Martin Schwartz • John Wells • Carl Wille • Claire Wille
Even more to do in the Valley!
Saturday, October 14 10am – 4pm & Sunday, October 15 11am – 3pm – Autumn Market & Encampment – Washington Crossing Historic Park.
Sunday, October 15 – 2pm – Spirits of Hopewell Valley – Old Methodist Cemetery on Pennington Titusville Road – Sponsored by the Pennington Public Library, the Hopewell Valley Historical Society and the United Methodist Church of Pennington.
Want to be a supporter? Learn how to sponsor a pumpkin.