The Amazing Pumpkin Carve

Thank you to everyone who made the 2020

Amazing Pumpkin Carve drive-thru

an amazing event — celebrating “art in the everyday!” 

HV Arts Council 2020 Pumpkin Carve Jeff Brown Carver

Best in Show – “Hope” by Jeff Brown

HV Arts Council 2020 Pumpkin Carve Matt Derby Carver

HV Arts Council Award – “Epidemic” by Matt Derby


Best in Show:  Hope by Jeff Brown

HV Arts Council Award:  Epidemic by Matt Derby

Best Surface Carving:   The Strings of Moirai by Liam May

Best 3D Carving:  Buzzing By by Jessica Kruscavage

Best Overall Display:  Kept the Doctors Away by Kathleen Sheehan & Cindy Miklos

Most Creative Use of Materials:  Feed Me by Charlie Yeh

Most Original Design:  Pumpkin King by Lori Johansson

Funniest Pumpkin:  Peering Pumpkin by Curtis May

Scariest Pumpkin:  Liberty by Michael Davies

Most Charming Pumpkin:  It’s A Beautiful Day by Sarah Bernotas

Honorable Mention:

  • Spell by Elice Slafka
  • The Mummy’s Curse by Eric Schultz,
  • Carnevil by Jennifer Stevens,
  • Toad Abode by Danielle Deering & Alice Wang,
  • Vincent Van Crow by Janis Blayne-Paul & Colleen Miller,
  • The Goblin by Douglas May
HVArts Pumpkin Carve by Aleece Davis

Amazing Pumpkin by Aleece Davis

We’re famous! This fun video was aired by NJTV News a few years ago, featuring our carvers and The Amazing Pumpkin Carve. You’ll learn about how pumpkin carving got started.

Our 2020 AMAZING Carvers

Sarah Bernotas ~ Jonathan Conner ~ Michael Davies ~ Aleece Davis & Jill Thomas ~ Barbara DiLorenzo & Jonathan Fisk ~ John Goeke ~ Patrick Pasquito ~ Leon Rainbow ~ Susan Roseman ~ Stan Saperstein ~ Kathleen Sheehan ~ Darrell Tuomari ~ Jodi Walker ~ John Woodard ~ Jessica Kruscavage ~ Curtis May ~ Elice Slafka ~ Michelle Clark ~ Poppy Sangthong & Peter Buruschkin ~ Janis Blayne-Paul & Colleen Miller ~ Jeff Brown ~ Danielle Deering & Alice Wang ~ Caroline Hall ~ Lori Johansson ~ Leonora Kandiner & Tim Cresson ~ Jennifer Stevens ~ Charlie Yeh ~ Anne Nixon-Ellery ~ Douglas May ~ Kate Eggleston ~ Matt Derby ~ Radek Sel ~ Joyce Vollmer ~ Ilyssa Rodriguez ~ Ryan Fabritz ~ Jeremy Legge ~ Jameson Moore ~ Eric Schultz ~ James Kelewae ~ Alyssa Staffin ~ Liam May

Carving spots for 2020 have all been filled. We even have four carvers on a waiting list.  Most of our carvers return each year, but a few pumpkins are reserved for new carvers. If you are ready to step up to the challenge for 2021, please contact us at to be considered for next year!


Interested in Volunteering to work the ticket booth or some other fun job? You can pick the day and time that works for you!

Please contact us at

Our 2020 AMAZING Sponsors

We are so grateful to the Sponsors of The Amazing Carve – every year, but this year in particular with the financial strains being felt by the HV Arts Council and our small business sponsors. The show could not go on without their support. Please help us pay it forward by supporting those who support our community with your patronage. Thank you!


~Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of J&J
~ Harbat Farms
~ Liza & Schuyler Morehouse


~ Capital Health
~ The Laurenti Family Charitable Trust
~ NJ Sings, LLC
~ Bristol Myers Squibb
~ Trap Rock Industries LLC


~ Brick Farm Market
~ The Bank of Princeton
~ Jennifer Petrino & George McElroy
~ Morgan R. Sayre, State Farm Agency
~ Susie Henkel of Codrington Design
~ Rothman Orthopaedic Institute
~ Hopewell Crossing Shopping Center
~ Eileen Cardone, Resolute Real Estate
~ John Hart Farms
Mid-State Equipment Co, Inc.
Community News Service LLC

~ AJ Margulis Interiors
~ Shier Tree Service
~ Robert & Diana Garrett


~ Ed Groth
~ NJM Insurance Group
~ Pennington Quality Market
~ A&E Construction Design Center
~ Princeton Air
~ BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors – Michelle Needham
~ RWJ University Hospital Hamilton
~ Richard & Lisa Freeman
~ Morepeth Contemporary
~ Gregs Landscaping
~ The Pennington Studio for Dance
~ Buxton Boxes
~ Knecht’s Danceworks
~ Evelyn & Ted Inoue


~ Law Office of Alisandra B. Carnevale, LLC
~ The Henkel Family
~ Bowden Dental
~ Pennington Apothecary
~ Kollevoll & Associates, LLC


HVArts Amazing Pumpkin Carve 2019

Our Amazing 2020 Sponsors Sign

HVArts Amazing Pumpkin Carve Elice Slafka

Amazing Pumpkin by Elice Slafka

HVArts Amazing Pumpkin Carve 2019

Amazing Pumpkin by Charlie Yeh

The 2020 Amazing Pumpkin Carve is over! Join our mailing list to keep up with our events and programs and find out about the NEXT Amazing Pumpkin Carve.

HV Arts Council Amazing Pumpking Carve 2020

The Amazing Pumpkin Carve is back for its sixth year — as a DRIVE-THRU!

Wed, Oct 7 to Sun, Oct 11

Woolsey Park, 221 Washington Crossing-Pennington Road
Titusville, NJ  08560 (Hopewell Township)

40 colossal pumpkins will be carved and electrified by  the area’s most talented artists and displayed in a beautifully illuminated drive-thru all from the comfort and safety of your vehicle! 

$25 per vehicle  (1-6 occupants)
$40 per vehicle  (>6 occupants)
$100 per bus

HVArts Amazing Pumpkin Carve 2019
HV Arts Council 2020 Pumpkin Carve Jeff Brown Carver In Action

HV Arts Council 2020 Pumpkin Carve – Jeff Brown, Carver In Action

Let’s keep each other safe! Vistors will be required to remain within their own vehicles. Sorry, but there will no ‘out-of-the-car’ photo-op areas this year.

Purchase tickets at the gate or in advance.

Pumpkin Viewing Hours –
It’s OVER! Come back next year!

Wed, Oct 7 – 7pm to 9pm
Thurs, Oct 8 – 5pm to 9pm
Fri, Oct 9 – 5pm to 9pm
Sat, Oct 10 – 3pm to 9pm
Sun, Oct 11 – 3pm to 9pm

Please remain in your vehicle at all times unless specified. Gate will close at 9pm. All vehicles in line at 9pm will gain admittance.

Plan Your Visit

pull up in your car and drive along the route
receive an event program (available Thurs-Sun)

be wowed by forty massive creative pumpkins and illuminated tents
listen to live or DJ’ed music throughout the weekend
MORE! Visitors will receive a free mini-pumpkin while supplies last. 

thursday 7pm – 9pm live performance by All for Bettee
friday 7pm – 9pm
live performance by the MLC Band
saturday 7pm – 9pm live performance by Anker
saturday 5pm – 7pm & sunday all day fun with award-winning DJ DJ Entertainment.
popcorn & beverages
for purchase from your car

HV Arts Pumpkin Carve Pumpkin by Michael Davies

Amazing Pumpkin by Michael Davies

HVArts Amazing Pumpkin Carve 2019

Eric Schultz

HVArts Amazing Pumpkin Carve 2019

Michael Davies

HVArts Amazing Pumpkin Carve 2019

Anne Nixon Ellery