The Great Pumpkin Carve - October 22, 23 & 24 2020

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.


October 22: 4pm - 9pm

October 23: 4pm - 9pm

October 24: 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 7 - 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.

Thanks To Our Sponsors!

2019 Great Pumpkin Carve Winners

Top Winners

People's Choice: #37 Carved by Elizabeth Colly Kelly & Friends

Best Overall: #47 Tony Mottola, Nick Mottola

Most Halloween: #4 Jeff Brown

Best Carving: #34 Mike, Shannon, & Gwyneth Hall

Most Original: #7 Chis Belton

Best use of Pumpkin: #28 Paula Miller, Phyllis Muyskens, Herbert Miller, and Brandon Miller


Honorable Mentions


Best Overal HM: #33 Marilyn Baiardi, Kim McCarthy, Michael Grannells & Tiffany Lahn

Most Halloween HM: #58 Keely Griffin & Tim Gilligan

Best Carving HM: #30 Joseph, Dione & Claire Suto, Arthur Cordivano

Most Original HM: #65 Shawn, Elizabeth & Beverly Rairigh & Kelly Scott

Best Use of Pumpkin HM: #57 Jared Czarnota, Alex Delcollo, Georgia Byron, Jacob Byron

All three nights we will have wonderful local food and drink vendors. 


The Meat House

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Pumpkin Menu.pdf
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Sponsor a pumpkin for just $100 and get your name in front of thousands of visitors! Forms and payment must be received by October 11, 2019. Click and download the form listed below:

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Raffle Donations

Each year, the Great Pumpkin Carve features a tent filled with raffle items donated by the community. These might be baskets of goodies, coupons for services or restaurants, crafts / works of art or tickets to sports events. Thousands of visitors roam through the raffle tent buying a chance to win their favorite choice. Its a great way for businesses to promote their product or service along with helping support the historical society. If you are interested in donating to the raffle, click the link below to download the donation form which contains instructions. Thank you!

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Volunteers Needed!

Looking for an opportunity to get involved with this fun family event? Sign up to be a volunteer! There's are numerous activities that could use your help. Click here to learn more and sign up.

Scenes from the 2018 Great Pumpkin Carve