The Amazing Pumpkin Carve 2018

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The Amazing Pumpkin Carve is the Hopewell Valley Arts Council’s BIGGEST event of the year — a five-day exhibition and celebration of giant carved pumpkins carved by local artists.  We are thrilled this event has become a local autumn tradition.

PumpkinCarve 2018, Charlie Yeh

evening storytelling around fire pits  •  pumpkin sales & painting for kids  •  humongous hay bale playground  •  scarecrows decorated by participating community groups • art show & sale  •  performances and special events  • s’more kits & cider • photo op-boards… and more!

WHO: You, family, friends, and neighbors!

WHAT: A fun filled, multi-day autumn exhibition in an array of tents full of creatively carved 150-pound pumpkins. (Check out our event slideshow for photos)

WHEN:   2019 Public Dates Just Set!  October 11 – 14  – Open on Columbus Day!

(The 4th Annual Amazing Pumpkin Carve was fantastic!  Read all about it here.)

WHERE: Woolsey Park, 221 Washington Crossing-Pennington Road, Titusville NJ (next to the Hopewell Township Public Works Building).

Our 2018 Amazing Carvers
Sarah Bernotas • JEFF BROWN • Jonathan Conner • Julia Cook • Tim cresson • Michael Davies • Aleece Davis • Matt Derby • danielle deering • Barbara DiLorenzo • Kate Eggleston • James Feehan • John Goeke • Carol Gorham • Caroline Hall • Annalise Hollosy• Gyuri Hollosy • Lori Johansson • Lenora Kandiner • James Kelewae • Ian Kelewae • Matthew Langille • Curtis May • douglas May • Cynthia Miklos • PATRICK PASquito • Leon Rainbow • Susan Roseman • Stanley Saperstein • Eric Schultz • Kathleen Sheehan • Loretta Shigo • Elice Slafka • Alyssa Staffin • Nancy Stark • Jennifer Stevens • Amy Wagner • Alice Wang • Jodi Walker • Linda Williams • Charlie Yeh

The 2018 Best in Show winner was awarded to Matt Derby for his carving “Blood Sucker.” (See photo) For complete list of winners, see this page.

Our 2018 Amazing Sponsors
Harbat Farms • Liza and Sky Morehouse Bristol-Myers Squibb • Capital Health • Central / Packet Media, LLC. • Community News Service LLC (formerly Mercer Space) • D’Angelo’s Italian Market • Everlasting Fence Company • Gelcor/Hopewell TC Management • Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson • Laurenti Family Trust • Northfield Bank • Rothman Orthopaedic Institute • Shier Tree Expert • The Bank of Princeton • The Pennington School • Thomas K. Fischer Builders • Trap Rock Industries • UBS • AJ Margulis Interiors • Buxton Boxes • Georgette Sturam Interior Design & Decoration • Callaway Henderson Sotheby’s International Realty • ICI Furniture & Flooring • Michelle Needham of Gloria Nilson & Company • Lisa and Phil Caton • Lynne’s Electrolysis @DornerHealth • MercerMe • Mid-State Equipment Company • Morpeth Contemporary • Princeton Air • Southwind Farms • Stellitano Heating & Air Conditioning • Stevens & Lee • Zeldis Research Associates • A&E Construction & Design Center • Kollevoll & Associates, LLC • Law Office of Alisandra Carnevale • Pennington Quality Market • Thank you to Pennington Bagel &  Wegman’s for helping to keep our carvers nourished during the long carving day!

Endless thanks to our amazing sponsors! 

Scarecrows Decorated by our Amazing Community Partners
friends of hopewell valley open space • Pennington Farmers Market • Hopewell Valley YMCA Teens • Pennington School Art Club • Stoutsburg sourland african american museum • mercer county 4H • Hopewell Community closet – A PROJECT OF THE HOPEWELL UNITED METHODIST WOMEN

The winner of the Community Partner award for their amazing scarecrow created by Anne Nixon-Ellery for the Friends of Hopewell Valley Open Space! For complete list of winners, see this page.