Hopewell Valley Arts Council Announces Fourth Annual Amazing Pumpkin Carve

Hopewell Valley Arts Council Announces Fourth Annual Amazing Pumpkin Carve

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In its fourth year, the Hopewell Valley Arts Council’s Amazing Pumpkin Carve is a must-not-miss, art-filled weekend of fun in the heart of the Hopewell Valley. The Amazing Pumpkin Carve will run from Wednesday, October 10 through Sunday, October 14, 2018 at Woolsey Park in Titusville.

Visitors will be wowed by massive 150-pound pumpkin sculptures carved by local artists. New this year: the artists have access to electricity! With cool lighting and motion opportunities now added to their creations, this year’s pumpkin carve will be electrifying! Another group of creative folks will adorn scarecrows to add to the display.

The Amazing Pumpkin Carve is much more than a jaw-dropping display of artistic talent etched in enormous pumpkins. Courtyard fun will include a humongous hay bale playground, pumpkins for sale at the pumpkin patch, paint-a-pumpkin craft tent, fun photo ops, fire pits with s’more kits and cider, goodies to eat, and more! Special events throughout the weekend include a pet costume parade (Wed. and Thurs.), evening storytelling around fire pits (Fri. and Sat.), “Thriller” and “Time Warp” performed by The Pennington Studio for Dance and Creative Arts (Sat.), Hopewell Valley Fire Safety Open House (Sat.), and an ever-popular cornhole tournament (Sun.).

Don’t miss your chance to celebrate autumn in Hopewell Valley while supporting the many talented artists who call this region home. For more information and the full schedule of all this fantastic fall fun, visit the Hopewell Valley Arts Council website at www.hvartscouncil.org.

The Amazing Pumpkin Carve is open for only five days: Wed. to Sun., October 10-14 at Woolsey Park, 221 Washington Crossing-Pennington Road, Titusville, NJ. Courtyard entry: Adults, $10; Seniors, $8; Ages 11-18, $5; Under 10, FREE. Come more than once and get a discounted rate! Hours and activities vary, so visit the HV Arts Council’s website for details: www.hvartscouncil.org.

This event is hosted by the Hopewell Valley Arts Council. Ticket proceeds benefit the HV Arts Council, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, and go toward artist-carvers’ honoraria and to fund other arts-related programs of the Hopewell Valley Arts Council.

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Mary Galioto
Mary Galioto is the founder, publisher and editor of MercerMe. Originally from Brooklyn, Mary has progressively moved deeper and deeper into New Jersey, settling in the heart of the state: Mercer County. Formerly the author of an embarrassingly informal blog, Mary is a lifelong writer and asker of questions and was even mentioned, albeit briefly, in the New York Times and Washington Post. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English from SUNY Binghamton and a Juris Doctorate from Seton Hall Law School. In her free time, Mary fills her life with excessive self-reflection, creative endeavors, and photographing mushrooms. Mary also works as the PR Coordinator at the Hopewell Valley Arts Council, serves on the volunteer Board of Trustees of the Lawrence Hopewell Trail (LHT), holds a seat on the Hopewell Borough Board of Health, and is a member of the Hopewell Valley Municipal Alliance.

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