The Great Pumpkin Carve - October 17, 18 & 19 2019

An annual Chadds Ford tradition, the three day event highlights over 70 giant pumpkins carved into spooktacular creations. Carvers work through the early evening on Thursday and then illuminate their masterpieces by candlelight. Guests can view the carvers at work Thursday and the finished products Friday and Saturday. In addition to the pumpkin patch, there is a giant 'kid friendly' Haunted Trail, hayrides and live music. Food and Fall treats are offered by area eateries along with local craft beer and wine.


See our special event website for more information and last minute details:


October 17: 4pm - 9pm

October 18: 4pm - 9pm

October 19: 3pm - 9pm



Barn Visitors Center

1736 Creek Road, Chadds Ford, PA 19317



Admission is available at the gate on each day of the event: $15 for adults 18 and older; $5 for children 6 - 17; Free for children under 6 and CFHS members with membership card.

No dogs allowed due to crowd size and darkness.



Parking is located in a field adjacent to the festival on N. Creek Road. Police and attendants will be onsite to guide you. Please park only in lots designated for event parking. Please DO NOT PARK along Route 1 (Baltimore Pike), Creek Road (Route 100), in nearby business parking lots or neighborhoods.

2019 Sponsor Opportunities Available


Thank you to 2018 Sponsors! 


Banshee Sponsors


David Auto

The Henderson Group


Headless Horseman Sponsors

The Gables at Chadds Ford

Hannum's Harley Davidson

Land Services USA

Power Home Remodeling

ServPro of Kennett Square Oxford

Thomas Peggs, State Farm Insurance


Broomhilda Sponsors

Brandywine Coach Works

Bryn Mawr Trust

Chadds Ford Climate Control

Period Architecture

Simcox Law LLC

Thornbury Services


Weichert Realtors Chadds Ford

Scenes from the 2018 Great Pumpkin Carve