The Great Pumpkin Carve

The 2020 "Virtual Pumpkin Carve" event is FREE of charge.  All we ask is that carvers send their photos and list of carvers directly to  You can be as creative as you want with props and backdrops.  With so much canceled this year, why not make this a fun filled family event.  We are hoping that 2021 will allow us to be back to our regular layout, but for now, join us in keeping the Chadds Ford Historical Society alive.


Below are the guidelines and instuctions for the carvers this year. Good luck and happy carving.


2020 Pumpkin Carver Guidelines
2020 PC_Carver Guidelines.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [131.5 KB]

* Note: Carvers need to provide their own pumpkins, any shape, size or color will be allowed.  H. G. Haskell, the owner of SIW Vegetables in Chadds Ford and supplier of our pumpkins, has many shapes and sizes for purchase.  He also has some enormous ones that can be special ordered by texting him directly on his cell 610-715-7688.  A wonderful way to support a local business and get a great pumpkin, too!








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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

Scenes from the 2018 Great Pumpkin Carve