The Amazing Pumpkin Carve 2017

Hopewell Valley Arts Council's 2015 Smiling aMAZing PumpkinWednesday, 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!

Artist: Yetzenia Leiva
Photo: Mary Galioto

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

Private Event:  5pm – 7pm “Sneak Peek” for Hopewell Valley Arts Council Members and Pumpkin Sponsors

Thursday, October 12, 3:30pm – 9pm

Friday, October 13, 3:30pm – 10pm

Friday’s Special Events:  “Thriller Dance Night” (3 evening performances by the dancers of The Pennington Studio); Opening of Photography Show

Artist: Elice Slafka

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.

Artist: Kate Eggleston