I've attended this amazing event on and off for 25 years. The pumpkins are huge, and the pumpkin carvers are so talented and creative it blows you away.
October 22nd is the day to attend. At 5 p.m. on Thursday, the artists begin carving huge pumpkins, which are grown at S.I.W. (that's stepped in what?) Vegetables in Chadds Ford by H. G. Haskell and friends. That's our local farmers market that's been around since before it was trendy.
Your admission ticket is your one vote for your favorite pumpkin. At nightfall the pumpkins are lit and a team of three judges are ready to tackle the difficult job of choosing winners among 70 hauntingly carved masterpieces. Winners announced sometime after 8:30.
Friday and Saturday the pumpkins are lit from 5 to 9 p.m.All three nights - family fun, good food, live music, and hay rides!
Admission is $5 per adult 18 and up, children 7 to 17 are $3 each, and those 6 and under are free; CFHS members free with membership card. Hay rides $1. Parking in the meadow beyond the CFHS Barn Visitors Center headquarters building.
Suggestions: * Please wear sturdy walking shoes and plenty of layers. * Bring a flashlight.* Please leave your dogs at home. *
Questions? Call the Historical Society M - F, 9 am - 2 pm at 610-388-7376