THE AMAZING PUMPKIN CARVE
The Amazing Pumpkin Carve is the Hopewell Valley Arts Council’s BIGGEST event of the year — nearly 5,000 people visited in 2017 over our five-day exhibition and celebration of 50 giant carved pumpkins carved by 50 local artists and community partners. We are thrilled that The Amazing Pumpkin Carve is becoming a local autumn tradition.
Love it already? Contact us at any time of year to become a sponsor! Leslie Hollander will be happy to work with you.
WHO: You, family, friends, and neighbors!
WHAT: A fun filled, multi-day autumn exhibition of 50 creatively carved 150-pound pumpkins.
WHEN: October, 2018 … dates TBD!
WHERE: Woolsey Park, 221 Washington Crossing-Pennington Road, Titusville NJ (next to the Hopewell Township Public Works Building).
The Amazing Pumpkin Carve is truly a community-wide celebration. In 2017, we partnered with the Hopewell Valley Uniformed Firefighters Association and the Hopewell Township Fire District No. 1. for the annual Fire Safety Open House. We also teamed with the Hopewell Valley Historic Preservation Committee for the re-dedication of Woolsey Park, which proved to be a popular new location for the Carve right in the heart of Hopewell Valley.
evening storytelling around fire pits • guess-the-weight pumpkin contest • pumpkin painting • photography show • food trucks • performances, and special events • s’more kits & cider • photo op-boards… and more!
Our 2017 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 2017 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