The Great Pumpkin Carve

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The Great Pumpkin Carve -a fun event for the entire family

The Great Pumpkin Carve has been held since 1970 in Chadds Ford, PA. Each year, 60 – 70 large pumpkins are carved by local artists and awarded prizes. You can take a chance at the raffle booth while listening to the great sounds of Kenny and Friends, face painting for the kids, terrific food and lots of fun Halloween trinkets and light-up toys.

The carve is also perfect for a first date! Make sure to bring a blanket to sit on since the ground can get a little chilly and moist.

Thursday, Friday & Saturday (3 day event) October 27- 29th. From 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Thursday Night Only – Local artists carve huge pumpkins on the grounds of the Chadds Ford Historical Society.

Winners will be announced Friday.

All three nights – Carved Pumpkins will be lit and on display.

All three nights
Family fun, good food, live music, and hay rides! Admission is $5 per adult, children 7 to 17 are $3, and those 6 and under are free; CFHS members free with membership card. Hay rides $1. Parking in the meadow beyond the CFHS Barn Visitors Center headquarters building.

* Please wear sturdy walking shoes and plenty of layers.
* Bring a flashlight.
* Please leave your dogs at home.

Call the Historical Society M – F, 9 am – 2 pm at 610-388-7376
The Great Pumpkin Carve Event is cosponsored by the Historical Society & Concordville- Chadds Ford Rotary.

About the Pumpkins: They are native pumpkins, grown by SIW vegetables of Chadds Ford. They weigh between 150 and 400 pounds. Most of them are of the variety “Prize-Winner,” a drought resistant pumpkin that tends to be bright orange. There are also a few “Atlantic Giants” which tend to be paler and sometimes a less regular shape.

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