Pumpkin Carver Registration
Every year, 70+ carvers participate in our popular community event, The Great Pumpkin Carve! Carvers are registered on a first come, first served basis, so be sure to submit your form as soon as possible.
SEE BELOW for the 2023 Carver Registration & Rules
2023 Carver Registration Letter and Rule[...]
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Please mail your application and payment to:
Attn: Pumpkin Carve
1736 Creek Road
Chadds Ford, PA 19317
Please note, applications will be accepted in order received.
Winners will be awarded cash prizes!
A panel of three judges will determine the winners and
honorable mentions in the following categories:
Best Overall, Most Traditional Halloween, and Best Use of Pumpkin.
A clean carving with a high degree of detail, imagination and creativity using
cutting, carving, or engraving to achieve outstanding effects in the final design.
Create a new twist on the ol’ jack-o-lantern or come up with a pumpkin
that will be sure to stand out in any patch!
Includes all traditional Halloween-themed designs, such as
jack-o-lanterns, ghosts, goblins, and
Best Use of
Pumpkins that have been carved to their fullest. Qualifying pumpkins will be judged
for original size and shape that are incorporated into the final design.
This could include using pieces of the
pumpkin to change the shape!
This is chosen by the spectators during all three nights of the Great Pumpkin Carve.
Visitors can vote for their favorite pumpkin in person, with the winner being
announced on the Monday after the event.