Plan Your Visit to the aMAZing Pumpkin Carve 2016

 Friday, Saturday, Sunday, October 14-16, 2016

The weather looks perfect for the second—and FINAL—Plan Your Visit to the Pumpkin Carveweekend of the aMAZing Pumpkin Carve. 

The Carve and the Howell Farm Corn Maze will both be open at 17 Valley Road, Hopewell Township/Lambertville

  • Fri., 10/14, 5-9pm
  • Sat., 10/15, 12-9pm 
  • Sun., 10/16, 12-5pm

Artist Carving Demonstrations:  Learn tips and techniques to use at home.
Sat. 12-3: Tom Cook
Sun. 12-3: Kate Eggleston

New This Weekend: Fifteen brand new pumpkins

New This Year: Ten one-of-a-kind, fine art, everlasting pumpkins, commissioned by the HV Arts Council from top regional artists. Admire them in person at the aMAZing Pumpkin Carve; learn more and place your bids in our online auction.

As Always: The Howell Farm Corn Maze, with 2+ miles of labyrinthian fun, and a Snack Bar and Grill with fresh hamburgers, hot dogs, hot cider, hot chocolate, coffee, and a full array of Fall treats for adults and kids alike.

More info below.

Here’s the information you need to plan your visit today and every day to the Amazing Pumpkin Carve, including schedule and hours of operation, special events, location and ticket information.

What is the Amazing Pumpkin Carve?

The Amazing Pumpkin Carve is a unique walk-though exhibit of 50 giant pumpkins that have been transformed by some of the region’s best artists into works of art. Learn more about the Pumpkin Carve. Now in its second year, last year’s Carve delighted thousands with pumpkins that exceeded expectations. See a gallery of our 2015 pumpkins.

aMAZing Pumpkin Clock2016 promises to be even more amazing. Many of the returning artists have been planning their pumpkin for the past year and new artists, attracted by last year’s event, are ready to take on the challenge! (For the artists, this is a competition with judging and prizes.)

Where is the Amazing Pumpkin Carve?

The Pumpkin Carve takes place on the grounds of the Howell Living History Farm Corn Maze, one mile west of the Howell Farm historic site, at 17 Valley Road in Hopewell Township, New Jersey. This address may be listed as Lambertville in some GPS and mapping programs. The Carve is only open for two weekends, Fri.-Mon., October 7-10 (Columbus Day weekend) and Fri.-Sun., October 14-16.

Hopewell Valley Arts Council aMAZing Pumpkin Carve

Can we do both the Howell Farm Corn Maze and the Pumpkin Carve?

Absolutely! Strolling through the Pumpkin Carve and solving the “puzzle” of the Corn Maze makes for a fun Fall afternoon or evening. The pace of both activities is totally up to you but most families and groups probably take about two hours to complete the Maze and walk through the Carve.Howell Farm Corn Maze 20th Anniversary sign

Are there other things to do at the Corn Maze grounds?

Yes. Every weekend is full of Fall fun, like pumpkin carving demonstrations; racing your friends on mini-tricycles; milking a “cow” (a simulated plywood cow); and the ever popular rubber ducky water chute race.

You may also want to grab lunch or a snack at the snack bar, with freshly cooked hamburgers, hotdogs, popcorn and other goodies and sweets.

And don’t forget to take photos! There are lots of fun photo opportunities!

Can I post photos of the pumpkins and the artists’ work at the Carve to my social media?

YES! PLEASE DO and help us spread the word about our aMAZing Pumpkins, Artists and Sponsors!

We are @hvartscouncil on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Please follow us!

The Pumpkin Carve hashtag is: #hvpumpkins. Tag your posts and photos with #hvpumpkins and we may share your posts too!

How much is Admission to the Pumpkin Carve?

Ages 10+: $5
Ages 5-9: $3
Age 4 & Under: FREE

There is a Combo ticket available if you would like to do both the Carve and the Maze. Combo ticket prices are: Ages 10+: $12; Ages 5-9: $9.

How do I buy tickets?

Pumpkin Carve, Corn Maze and Combo tickets may be purchased online in advance, or during your visit at the ticket booth at Howell Living History Farm Corn Maze.

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

The Amazing Pumpkin Carve is an activity of the Hopewell Valley Arts Council. Ticket proceeds go to the HV Arts Council, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, and are used to provide our artist-carvers with an honorarium and to fund other arts-related programs of the Hopewell Valley Arts Council. A full rundown of our 2016 activities is found here.

Proceeds from our sponsors are very important too! They help to keep our ticket prices low. Please support these arts-supporting businesses in our community!

2016 Schedule and Hours of Operation

Please check back frequently for new events and fun activities related to the Pumpkin Carve, as well as weather updates as necessary.

Date Event Hours Comment
Sat, Oct 8 Carve is open. 12-9pm Pumpkin Carving demonstration, Curtis May, 12-3
Sun, Oct 9 Carve is open. 12-5pm Pumpkin Carving demonstration, Kate Eggleston, 12-3
Mon, Oct 10 Carve is open. 12-5pm Special Columbus Day Hours
Fri, Oct 14 Carve is open. 5-9pm
Sat, Oct 15 Carve is open. 12-9pm Pumpkin Carving demonstration 12-3
Sun, Oct 16 Carve is open. 12-5pm Pumpkin Carving demonstration 12-3