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3rd Annual Amazing Pumpkin Carve

October 11, 2017 - October 15, 2017

50 gigantic pumpkins carved by 50 of the region’s best artists reveal mazing results at a must-not-miss, art-filled weekend of family fun in the heart of the Hopewell Valley: evening storytelling around fire pits, a guess-the-weight pumpkin contest, pumpkin painting, a 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 in Hopewell Township! From Wednesday, October 11 through Sunday October 15.

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 professional dancers); 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.

9:00 am,  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.

Sunday, October 15, 10am – 6pm

Sunday’s Special Event:  5pm Live Auction of Giant Pumpkins – Take one home!

Entry to the pumpkin viewing tent: Adults, $10; Ages 11-18, $5; Under 10, free.


October 11, 2017
October 15, 2017


Woolsey Park
221 Washington Crossing-Pennington Road
Hopewell Township, New Jersey 08560
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If you are in need of any special accommodation, please contact us at least 2 weeks prior to a program or event.