The Great Pumpkin Carve

2017 Pumpkin Carve, Oct 19 - 21

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

Chadds Ford Historical Society


Admission: $10 for adults 18 and older, $5 for ages 7 to 17; 
Ages 6 and under are free

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

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.  

Prior Year's Great Pumpkin Carve Videos: