The Great Pumpkin Carve of Chadds Ford

October 20, 2017 @ 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Chadds Ford Historical Society
1736 Creek Rd
Chadds Ford, PA 19317
$10 adults / $5 children ages 7-17 / FREE for CFHS Members

2017 Great Pumpkin Carve hosted by Chadds Ford Historical Society

Each year at the Great Pumpkin Carve, over 60 carvers gather to sculpt, saw and chisel giant pumpkins – some weighing up to 400 pounds – before crowds of enthusiastic onlookers.  This unique Chadds Ford tradition began in the early 1970’s when Andrew Wyeth and his son, Jamie, were convinced to carve pumpkins for decorating the inside of the Chadds Ford Inn (today Brandywine Prime). Other Chadds Ford artists joined in the carving and, within a few years, the event spread from the Inn’s front porch all the way across the lawn of the Chadds Ford Gallery. As the Pumpkin Carve grew it moved to larger and larger venues, finally landing in the meadow behind the Chadds Ford Historical Society in 1992.

The Great Pumpkin Carve, hosted by Chadds Ford Historical Society, is a family friendly event that is guaranteed to get everyone in the halloween spirit. There are hayrides offered for the kids, food vendors, live music and much more.  Live pumpkin carving contest takes place on Thursday evening.  The pumpkins will be lit after the carving is completed and then displayed all three nights-Thursday, Friday and Saturday.  

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 7 to 17 and FREE for CFHS members

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