Every year, the Hopewell Valley Arts Council puts on a “Pumpkin Carve.” Candace and I have been sponsoring a pumpkin. Also, I volunteer to help with the set up and tear down of the display.

Due to COVID, the carve this year was organized as a drive through event (as it was last year). The carve has been held at Woolsey park in recent years.

On opening day, the tents are set up and a very large pumpkin has been placed in each tent. The carvers arrive, pick out a pumpkin, and spend the day (or as much of the day as they need) carving their pumpkin. It has to be ready by 7pm when the display is open to the public. I was on a bike ride on October 6 (opening day) , stopped at Woolsey park about lunch time and walked through the display. Some pumpkins were done, some were being worked on and some hadn’t been started yet. The pictures below were taken during this visit.

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Pumpkin Carve, October 6, 2021