Plan Your Visit to the Amazing Pumpkin Carve 2017

WEDNESDAY, October 11 – SUNDAY, October 15


WHAT is the Amazing Pumpkin Carve?

The Amazing Pumpkin Carve features astounding creativity — 50 gigantic pumpkins carved by 50 of the region’s best artists, all under one massive tent. This family-friendly fall spectacular will be held in it’s new location, Woolsey Park, from Wednesday, October 11 through Sunday, October 15.

NEW activities and special events include:

  • evening storytelling around fire pits with s’mores kits and cider
  • performances of the dance “Thriller”
  • paint-a-pumpkin craft tent
  • “guess-the-weight” giant pumpkin contest
  • unique varieties of pumpkins for sale
  • food trucks (see list below)
  • fun photo ops and more!
Plus, the Hopewell Valley Arts Council’s FIRST ANNUAL PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW will be on display, highlighting fall-themed images by regional amateur and professional artists.

WHERE is the Amazing Pumpkin Carve?

Woolsey Park in Hopewell Township! Formerly known “Alliger Park,” it’s a new location for us this year. For mapping, please use this address: 221 Washington Crossing-Pennington Road, Titusville, NJ
There is plenty of FREE parking right on site. Just follow the signs for the Amazing Pumpkin Carve and come right in at the Woolsey Park entrance!

WHEN is the Amazing Pumpkin Carve?

It’s WEDNESDAY, October 11 through SUNDAY, October 15. Rain or shine — come see those pumpkins anytime!  Want to come again? Take a photo of yourself with one of our “photo op” boards on your first visit and come another day for FREE. (For admission information, please see below.)
Every day: 50 giant carved pumpkins on display under a massive Halloween-themed tent; food and treats available for purchase with food trucks on site; unique pumpkins for purchase; campfires lit at dusk with s’mores and cider; and more fall fun!
 Wednesday  Oct. 11  7 pm to 9 pm Opening Night! 
 Thursday Oct. 12  3:30 pm to 9 pm  
 Friday Oct. 13  3:30 pm – 10 pm 7:30 pm, 8 pm, 8:30 pm: “Thriller Dance Night” (3 evening performances by the dancers of The Pennington Studio);

Opening of the Photography Show

 Saturday Oct. 14 10 am – 10 pm 9 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. 

10 am – 2 pm: Fire Safety Open House & Community Day, in partnership with the Hopewell Valley Fire Fighters Association.

6 pm – 9 pm: Storytellers Eva Liane Foster and Denise McCormack tell ghostly tales around our fire pits.*

all day: paint your own pumpkin

 Sunday  Oct. 15 10 am – 6 pm 2 pm: Live Auction of Giant Pumpkins – Take one home!

all day: paint your own pumpkin

* Campfire stories are less scary from 6 pm to 7 pm. For a more of a fright, come listen starting at 7 pm.

Is there anything to eat at the Amazing Pumpkin Carve? 

Sure is! We’ve got food trucks all five days and nights:
Wednesday Tower Dogs
Thursday Rita’s
Friday Rita’s, Mama Dudes
Saturday Antimo’s Italian Kitchen, Cubano Express, Rita’s
Sunday Antimo’s Italian Kitchen, My Four Suns, Nina’s Waffles

** Plus, s’mores kits and cider are available for purchase! **

Where can I find more about the Amazing Pumpkin Carve on social media?

Join the fun and help us spread the word about our amazing pumpkins, artists and sponsorsFind us on Facebook, Twitter and InstagramThe Pumpkin Carve hashtag is: #amazingpumpkincarve.

How much is admission to the Pumpkin Carve and where do I buy tickets?

Simple! Just visit the ticket booth at Woolsey Park during the Carve.
Ages 10+: $10
Ages 11-18: $5
Ages 10 and under: FREE
Want to come again? Take a photo of yourself with one of our “photo op” boards on your first visit and come another day for FREE.

What do you do with ticket proceeds from the Amazing Pumpkin Carve?

The Amazing Pumpkin Carve is a fundraiser for the Hopewell Valley Arts Council, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Proceeds are used to provide our artist-carvers with an honorarium and to fund other arts-related programs in the Hopewell Valley.