The Great Pumpkin Carve

Please use the signup form below to be NOTIFIED when the 2018 Great Pumpkin Carver Forms are available.  Please note, this is NOT the 2018 registration, just to be notified when the signups are available, thank you!

Dates for 2018 Great Pumpkin Carve: October 18-20!




Located on the grounds of the Chadds Ford Historical Society's Barn Visitors Center and presented by 

Chadds Ford Historical Society as an annual fundraiser.


Admission: Coming Soon

Dogs are not permitted for safety reasons
Limited accessibility in the grove


This annual tradition is a three day event in October with over 60 local artists carving giant pumpkins. The pumpkins will be lit after the carving is completed and then displayed all three nights-Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Treat yourself to great food and fall treats offered by area eateries, enjoy live music, hayrides, a haunted trail and more!


For more information, including last minute updates,  see our new event website

2017 Winners

2017 Pumpkin Carver Winners

Best Overall - #56 – Patrick Cabry

Andy's Spookiest - #8 – Carol Gorham

Best Carving - #5 – Jeff Brown

Best Use of Pumpkin - #42 – Chris Belton

Most Halloween - #64 – Raymond Bieg

Most Original - #29 - Greg Schneider

People's Choice - #12 - Paul & Samantha Bement

2017 Pumpkin Carver Honorable Mention

HM-Best Overall - #1 - Jennifer MacNeil

HM-Andy's Spookiest - #73 – Liza Antley

HM-Best Carving - #17 – John Bilek

HM-Best Use of Pumpkin - #12 - Paul Bement

HM-Most Halloween - #11 – Joseph Suto

HM-Most Original - #22 – Paula Miller 

Congratulations to our winners and thank you to the talented artists that carved!

About the Pumpkins:


They are native pumpkins, grown by SIW Vegetables, a historical farm located right here in Chadds Ford. They weigh between 150 and 400 pounds. Most of them are of the variety “Prize-Winner,” a drought resistant pumpkin that tends to be bright orange. There are also a few “Atlantic Giants” which tend to be paler and sometimes a less regular shape.  


A huge thanks to H.G. and the entire SIW crew for their steadfast support!

Prior Year's Great Pumpkin Carve Press & Media Coverage:

2017 Coverage from

WDEL 101.7 FM:


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