Giant Pumpkin Carve

60+ GIANT PUMPKINS CARVED BY LOCAL ARTISTS

Voted Best of Salem County 2017 & 2018 in the Event Category!

2019 Giant Pumpkin Carve Logo

Save the Date

The 23rd Annual Giant Pumpkin Carve will be held on Saturday October 5, 2019 from 3 – 9pm at the Salem County Fairgrounds, Rt. 40, Pilesgrove, NJ.

ADMISSION – $10 – CASH ONLY – Kids 6 & Under FREE
FREE Hayrides, FREE Costume Contest, FREE Pumpkin Pie Eating Contest, FREE Dance Contest, FREE Bobbing for Apples Contest

  • Prizes for all contest winners!
  • Children’s activities & crafts, Bounce Houses, Pony Rides, Vendors & Food Trucks!

VOLUNTEERS – If your are interested in volunteering in this year’s event, please submit the forms below:

2019 CARVING CATEGORIES

  • Most Halloween spirit
  • Best use of pumpkin(s)
  • Best carving
  • Best Youth (up to age 13)
  • Most original
  • Board of trustees pick
  • Best of show

 

23rd Annual Event Schedule

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD SCHEDULE PDF


  • 3:00-8:30 pm: Giant Pumpkin Carve Display– 2 Barns – be sure to cast your vote in between the barns!
  • 3:00–5:00 pm: 99.9 FM SNJ Today Live Broadcast
  • 3:15 pm: Color Guard presentation by the Civil Air patrol
  • 4:00-5:00 pm: Live Carving Demonstration
  • 4:30 -5:00 pm: The Magic of Recycling
  • 5:00-7:00 pm: 92.5 – Philly’s Favorite Country station
  • 5:30 pm: Costume Parade & Contest– (Registration available until 5:00, Parade Line up 5:20pm)
  • 6:00 pm: Monster Mash Dance Contest
  • 6:30 pm: Bobbing for Apples Contest– (Kiddies 4-7yr, Youth 8-12yr, Juniors 13-17)
  • 7:00 pm: Interactive Fitness Demo with The Hip Hop Shop– (All ages)
  • 7:30 pm: Pumpkin Pie Eating Contest– (Youth 8-12yr, Juniors 13-17, Adult 18yr+)
  • 8:15 pm: Auction of Donated Baskets
  • 8:30 pm: Winners of Pumpkin Carving Announced
  • 9:00 pm: Event Closes

2018 Giant Pumpkin Carve Winners

Congratulations to the 2018 Giant Pumpkin Carve winners:

  • Best of Show – Fire Truck Display by Katie Bitter
  • Best Professional – Halloween Hide-a-way by Kirsten Engstrom
  • Best Youth – Elephant by Ellie Frank
  • Funniest – Monster Burger & Fright Fries by the Hankin Family
  • Prettiest – Day of the Dead tribute by Alexandria Likanchuk
  • Scariest – Gargoyle by David Dorrell
  • Board of Trustees Choice – Spending Time with Friends by Tracey Johnson
  • Prettiest – Day of the Dead tribute by Alexandria Likanchuk
  • Scariest – Gargoyle by David Dorrell

2018 Giant Pumpkin Carve Scarecrow Winners

Congratulations to the 2018 Giant Pumpkin Carve Scarecrow winners:

Scenes From the Event