Call for Pumpkin Carvers 2017

The Hopewell Valley Arts Council invites artists, artisans, and pumpkin enthusiasts to apply to carve a pumpkin for the third annual Amazing Pumpkin Carve. Carving day is Wednesday, October 11, 2017.

The 2017 Carve will feature 50 giant pumpkins—carved by the applicants selected from this pool—in a fun, walk-through, family-oriented attraction.

This year the Amazing Pumpkin Carve is moving to Woolsey Park in Hopewell Township, 221 Washington Crossing-Pennington Road, Titusville, NJ 08560 (next to the Hopewell Township Public Works complex).

Artist Eligibility and Carver Selection

The opportunity to carve a pumpkin at The Amazing Pumpkin Carve is open to all artists from the acclaimed to the amateur, from sculptor to culinary artist.

The success of the exhibition depends upon the creativity and workmanship of the pumpkins on display. Carvers will be selected by the Hopewell Valley Arts Council from the carver applications received by the application deadline of September 17, 2017, based upon their proven artistic skill and craftsmanship in some aspect of the arts, or through photos submitted with their application, demonstrating their pumpkin carving or other relevant skills.

Apply to become a Carver soon! This is a limited opportunity.

Fifty pumpkin carvers will be selected by the Hopewell Valley Arts Council from those received. To apply, please fill out this online application form. There are only a few carving openings remaining, so contact us ASAP.  Selection notification will be via email by September 20, 2017.

Please read the Pumpkin Carve Rules and Event Details before applying to become a pumpkin carver.



Carver Application Deadline Sunday, September 17 at midnight.  (A few slots are still available)
Selection Notification Via email by Wednesday, September 20
Carving Day Wednesday, October 11, 10am-8pm
Private “Sneak Peek” for sponsors and HV Arts Council members Wednesday, October 11, 5pm-7pm
Pumpkin Judging Wednesday, October 11
Public Viewing of Pumpkins Wednesday, October 11,  7pm to 9pm
Thursday, October 12,  3:30pm to 9pm
Friday, October 13,  3:30pm to 10pm
Saturday, October 14, 10am-10pm
Sunday, October 15,  10am to 6pm
Pumpkin Live Auction Sunday, October 15, 5pm