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Mark your calendar for the return of the Amazing Pumpkin Carve!

by Community Contributor

The Hopewell Valley Arts Council is proud to announce the return of the Amazing Pumpkin Carve, back bigger and better than ever. In its ninth year, this year the Carve will be like an old-time festival with expanded activities and, of course, outrageously carved giant pumpkins. Visitors can wander through a captivating illuminated walk of creative Halloween fun from Wednesday, October 11 to Sunday, October 15, 2023 at Woolsey Park, Titusville, NJ.

Grinning skeletons, giant crows, and other Halloween inspired creations come to life through the skilful carving of local celebrated artists. Marvel at the intricate handiwork that transforms more than 30 massive 150+ pound pumpkins into whimsical masterpieces artistically illuminated.

However, the Amazing Pumpkin Carve is more than a pumpkin display. The event offers an array of activities for kids of all ages. Live music performances, a hay bale playground, face painting, cornhole and games, photo-ops, and delightful surprises are around every corner.

“This year’s event is back as an all-walk-around event. Although the drive-thru was a fun solution to social distancing, these amazing works of art really shine when you can see them up close,” said Carol Lipson, HV Arts Council executive director. “Plus, you can take as much time as you’d like!”

This event is also the primary fundraiser for the Hopewell Valley Arts Council, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Ticket proceeds benefit artist-carvers’ honoraria and fund other Hopewell Valley arts-related programs. The Carve would also not be possible without a growing list of sponsors, and sponsorships are available until October 1, 2023.

Don’t miss your chance to celebrate fall fun in Hopewell Valley while supporting the many talented artists who call this region home. The Amazing Pumpkin Carve is open for five days only:
Wednesday, October 11 – Sunday, October 15
Venue: Woolsey Park, 221 Washington Crossing-Pennington Road, Titusville, NJ. kids in strollers are free.
Hours: Wed, Oct 11 7pm-9pm / Th, Oct 12 5pm-9pm / Fri, Oct 13 5pm-9pm / Sat, Oct 14 3pm-9pm / Sun, Oct 15 3pm-7pm

To plan your visit, please visit www.hvartscouncil.org/amazingpumpkincarve. Don’t miss out on early bird tickets available until September 30, 2023.

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