The Amazing Pumpkin Carve 2018


evening storytelling around fire pits  •  pet costume contest  •  pumpkin painting  •  humongous hay bale playground  •  scarecrows decorated by participating community groups • “slice of art” show  • food trucks  •  performances and special events  • s’more kits & cider • photo op-boards… and more!

The Amazing Pumpkin Carve is the Hopewell Valley Arts Council’s BIGGEST event of the year — nearly 4,000 people visited in 2017 over our five-day exhibition and celebration of giant carved pumpkins carved by local artists.  New this year, some of our Community Partners will be showcasing their talents with scarecrow creations.  We are thrilled that The Amazing Pumpkin Carve is becoming a local autumn tradition.

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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.

WHEN: Wed, Oct 10, 4-9pm;  Thurs, Oct 11,4-9pm;   Fri, Oct 12, 4-10pm;   Sat, Oct 13, 11am-10pm;   Sun, Oct 14, 11am-5pm

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

HOW: Buy tickets in person or purchase ahead online using this link.

Adults $10 · Ages 11-18 $5  · Age 10 & under Free · Seniors (65 & over) $8

Return visits – Adults: $5 · Youth 18 and under:  Free (with photo verification of your 1st visit from our photo-op booth)

Special events:

Pet Costume ContestWednesday & Thursday
Enter the Amazing Pumpkin Carve’s first-ever pet costume contest! Make sure your furry friend is his best dressed, snap a pic at our fall photo-op stop, and post to Instagram with the hashtag #amazingpumpkinpets to enter to be a winner!

Storytellers by the Fire pitsFriday night & Saturday night
Kid-friendly spooky tales told fireside plus pick up some of our pre-made s’mores kits!  (Weather permitting)

Hopewell Valley Fire Safety Day & Evening Performances Saturday
Join the Hopewell Valley Uniformed Firefighters Association IAFF Local 3897, Hopewell Township Fire District No. 1., and  all of the Hopewell Valley volunteer fire departments and rescue squads (noon-4pm) and The Pennington Studio for Dance & Creative Arts performing “Thriller” and “Time Warp” with two performances (6:30pm & 7:30pm)

Cornhole TournamentSunday (weather permitting)
Day of event team registration between 12 & 12:30 pm   $40 for 2-person team – includes a General Admission ticket.

Return ticket pricing – Everyday!
Thinks it’s AMAZING? Come back again! Take your photo at our designated photo-op spot for a return discounted rate of $5/adult and under 18 years old come back for free!


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
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!