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Hopewell Valley Arts Council’s Amazing Pumpkin Carve Wows Again at Woolsey Park

by Community Contributor

The Hopewell Valley Arts Council’s Amazing Pumpkin Carve transformed Woolsey Park into a spectacular display under the big top between October 11 to 15, 2023. Thousands of visitors gathered to marvel at 31 massive pumpkins, each carved and electrified by some of the area’s most talented artists.

Even a rainy day could not dampen the spirits of Carve enthusiasts. The fun continued under the big top tent, where visitors were wowed by the incredible pumpkin creations despite the wet weather.

“This year’s Amazing Pumpkin Carve was a creative success, showcasing the remarkable talents of our local artists,” said Carol Lipson, Executive Director of the Hopewell Valley Arts Council.

The pumpkins, the stars of the show, were judged by representatives of The Seward Johnson Atelier, Lynn DeClemente Losavio and Emma Vitello.

Top award winners include:

Best 3-D Carving: Jeff Brown, “Jack’s Fright, Squeezed Tight”

Best Surface Carving: Michael Davies, “It’s Called Porkroll”

Most Original Design: Anne Nixon-Ellery, “Inferno”

Scariest Pumpkin: Brittany Keyak Potoczky, “AHHHH!”

Freakiest Pumpkin: Matt Derby, “Total Freak-All”

Most Creative Use of Materials: Rich Palumbo + Danielle Costa-McCobb, “Humpty Dumpty’s Nightmare”

Cutest Pumpkin: Poppy Sangthong, “Cheeeeese”

For a complete list of award winners and pumpkin photo gallery, please visit www.hvartscouncil.org/amazingpumpkincarve.

The success of the Amazing Pumpkin Carve would not have been possible without the generous support of our major sponsors Capital Health, RBC Wealth Management Princeton Financial Partners, the  Morehouse Family, and countless others.

Featured photo: Carved for the 9th Annual Amazing Pumpkin Carve by Jeff Brown, Matt Derby, and Rich Palumbo + Danielle Costa McCobb

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