The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze

The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze is one of the tri-state area’s favorite fall spectacles. More than seven thousand hand-carved jack o’lanterns illuminate Van Court Manor’s nine sprawling acres.

In addition, the Great Jack O’Lantern blaze doubles as an elaborate land art installation. Over one thousand volunteers and artists design, scoop, carve and light the jack o’lanterns leading up to this one-of-a-kind event.

During your visit, watch the synchronized light show and listen to the events original soundtrack.  Visit the Museum of Pumpkin Art to see classic paintings “given the gourd treatment”. Watch a show at the Pumpkin Planetarium. Take all the selfies at the Pumpkin Carousel, the Pumpkin Windmill, and 25-foot-tall jack o’lantern Statue of Liberty.  Oh, and watch out for swooping jack o’lantern bats!

So don’t miss out on this veritable “Halloweentown” in the Historic Hudson Valley. It’s a blast! Er, a blaze!

You can find all the pertinent info, including FAQs, hours and admission pricing, here. Note: We have listed this event as All Day, but only because availability and specific hours vary. Please check the website to confirm hours on any given day.

If you want to get a sense of the what will be in store for you, check out our blog post from a previous year here.

-L. & J.

The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze

The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze is one of the tri-state area’s favorite fall spectacles. More than seven thousand hand-carved jack o’lanterns illuminate Van Court Manor’s nine sprawling acres.

In addition, the Great Jack O’Lantern blaze doubles as an elaborate land art installation. Over one thousand volunteers and artists design, scoop, carve and light the jack o’lanterns leading up to this one-of-a-kind event.

During your visit, watch the synchronized light show and listen to the events original soundtrack.  Visit the Museum of Pumpkin Art to see classic paintings “given the gourd treatment”. Watch a show at the Pumpkin Planetarium. Take all the selfies at the Pumpkin Carousel, the Pumpkin Windmill, and 25-foot-tall jack o’lantern Statue of Liberty.  Oh, and watch out for swooping jack o’lantern bats!

So don’t miss out on this veritable “Halloweentown” in the Historic Hudson Valley. It’s a blast! Er, a blaze!

You can find all the pertinent info, including FAQs, hours and admission pricing, here. Note: We have listed this event as All Day, but only because availability and specific hours vary. Please check the website to confirm hours on any given day.

If you want to get a sense of the what will be in store for you, check out our blog post from a previous year here.

-L. & J.

The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze

The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze is one of the tri-state area’s favorite fall spectacles. More than seven thousand hand-carved jack o’lanterns illuminate Van Court Manor’s nine sprawling acres.

In addition, the Great Jack O’Lantern blaze doubles as an elaborate land art installation. Over one thousand volunteers and artists design, scoop, carve and light the jack o’lanterns leading up to this one-of-a-kind event.

During your visit, watch the synchronized light show and listen to the events original soundtrack.  Visit the Museum of Pumpkin Art to see classic paintings “given the gourd treatment”. Watch a show at the Pumpkin Planetarium. Take all the selfies at the Pumpkin Carousel, the Pumpkin Windmill, and 25-foot-tall jack o’lantern Statue of Liberty.  Oh, and watch out for swooping jack o’lantern bats!

So don’t miss out on this veritable “Halloweentown” in the Historic Hudson Valley. It’s a blast! Er, a blaze!

You can find all the pertinent info, including FAQs, hours and admission pricing, here. Note: We have listed this event as All Day, but only because availability and specific hours vary. Please check the website to confirm hours on any given day.

If you want to get a sense of the what will be in store for you, check out our blog post from a previous year here.

-L. & J.

The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze

The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze is one of the tri-state area’s favorite fall spectacles. More than seven thousand hand-carved jack o’lanterns illuminate Van Court Manor’s nine sprawling acres.

In addition, the Great Jack O’Lantern blaze doubles as an elaborate land art installation. Over one thousand volunteers and artists design, scoop, carve and light the jack o’lanterns leading up to this one-of-a-kind event.

During your visit, watch the synchronized light show and listen to the events original soundtrack.  Visit the Museum of Pumpkin Art to see classic paintings “given the gourd treatment”. Watch a show at the Pumpkin Planetarium. Take all the selfies at the Pumpkin Carousel, the Pumpkin Windmill, and 25-foot-tall jack o’lantern Statue of Liberty.  Oh, and watch out for swooping jack o’lantern bats!

So don’t miss out on this veritable “Halloweentown” in the Historic Hudson Valley. It’s a blast! Er, a blaze!

You can find all the pertinent info, including FAQs, hours and admission pricing, here. Note: We have listed this event as All Day, but only because availability and specific hours vary. Please check the website to confirm hours on any given day.

If you want to get a sense of the what will be in store for you, check out our blog post from a previous year here.

-L. & J.

The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze

The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze is one of the tri-state area’s favorite fall spectacles. More than seven thousand hand-carved jack o’lanterns illuminate Van Court Manor’s nine sprawling acres.

In addition, the Great Jack O’Lantern blaze doubles as an elaborate land art installation. Over one thousand volunteers and artists design, scoop, carve and light the jack o’lanterns leading up to this one-of-a-kind event.

During your visit, watch the synchronized light show and listen to the events original soundtrack.  Visit the Museum of Pumpkin Art to see classic paintings “given the gourd treatment”. Watch a show at the Pumpkin Planetarium. Take all the selfies at the Pumpkin Carousel, the Pumpkin Windmill, and 25-foot-tall jack o’lantern Statue of Liberty.  Oh, and watch out for swooping jack o’lantern bats!

So don’t miss out on this veritable “Halloweentown” in the Historic Hudson Valley. It’s a blast! Er, a blaze!

You can find all the pertinent info, including FAQs, hours and admission pricing, here. Note: We have listed this event as All Day, but only because availability and specific hours vary. Please check the website to confirm hours on any given day.

If you want to get a sense of the what will be in store for you, check out our blog post from a previous year here.

-L. & J.

The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze

The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze is one of the tri-state area’s favorite fall spectacles. More than seven thousand hand-carved jack o’lanterns illuminate Van Court Manor’s nine sprawling acres.

In addition, the Great Jack O’Lantern blaze doubles as an elaborate land art installation. Over one thousand volunteers and artists design, scoop, carve and light the jack o’lanterns leading up to this one-of-a-kind event.

During your visit, watch the synchronized light show and listen to the events original soundtrack.  Visit the Museum of Pumpkin Art to see classic paintings “given the gourd treatment”. Watch a show at the Pumpkin Planetarium. Take all the selfies at the Pumpkin Carousel, the Pumpkin Windmill, and 25-foot-tall jack o’lantern Statue of Liberty.  Oh, and watch out for swooping jack o’lantern bats!

So don’t miss out on this veritable “Halloweentown” in the Historic Hudson Valley. It’s a blast! Er, a blaze!

You can find all the pertinent info, including FAQs, hours and admission pricing, here. Note: We have listed this event as All Day, but only because availability and specific hours vary. Please check the website to confirm hours on any given day.

If you want to get a sense of the what will be in store for you, check out our blog post from a previous year here.

-L. & J.

The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze

The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze is one of the tri-state area’s favorite fall spectacles. More than seven thousand hand-carved jack o’lanterns illuminate Van Court Manor’s nine sprawling acres.

In addition, the Great Jack O’Lantern blaze doubles as an elaborate land art installation. Over one thousand volunteers and artists design, scoop, carve and light the jack o’lanterns leading up to this one-of-a-kind event.

During your visit, watch the synchronized light show and listen to the events original soundtrack.  Visit the Museum of Pumpkin Art to see classic paintings “given the gourd treatment”. Watch a show at the Pumpkin Planetarium. Take all the selfies at the Pumpkin Carousel, the Pumpkin Windmill, and 25-foot-tall jack o’lantern Statue of Liberty.  Oh, and watch out for swooping jack o’lantern bats!

So don’t miss out on this veritable “Halloweentown” in the Historic Hudson Valley. It’s a blast! Er, a blaze!

You can find all the pertinent info, including FAQs, hours and admission pricing, here. Note: We have listed this event as All Day, but only because availability and specific hours vary. Please check the website to confirm hours on any given day.

If you want to get a sense of the what will be in store for you, check out our blog post from a previous year here.

-L. & J.

Spooky Pumpkin Garden at NYBG

Spooky Pumpkin Garden, the premier fall event at New York Botanical Garden, offers fun for the entire family.

During the day, explore Everett Children’s Adventure Garden. There, you’ll find a bounty of gourdes and scarecrows along its twisting, turning trails. In addition, attend pumpkin carving demonstrations or join a pumpkin carving competition!

For a bit of real life scares, don’t miss Meet Creepy Creatures at the Clay Family Picnic Pavilion. On Saturdays and Sundays, October 12th through 27th, snakes, bats and other creepy creatures go on display.

After dark, get your spook on with Spooky Pumpkin Nights. Dress in your scariest costumes and wander the darkened trails, filled with skeletons and other creepy creatures of the night. Perhaps you’ll pick up some wholesome treats along the way.

And don’t forget, on October 26th and 27th, see the award-winning, enormous pumpkins on display from the Great Pumpkin Commonwealth. Yes, that’s a real thing. Last year’s prize winner weighed more than 2,500 hundred pounds!

If Spooky Pumpkin Garden can’t get you into the Halloween spirit, nothing can. So don’t miss it!

You can find all the pertinent info, including admission and special event ticket pricing, here.

If you want to get a sense of the Spooky Pumpkin Garden, check out our blog post here.

-L. & J.

The Big Chocolate Show in New York City

If you can’t get enough chocolate, the Big Chocolate Show has you covered. Now in its third year, this chocolate focused, annual expo offers over 50 exhibitors from Europe, North, and South America. It’s a truly epic celebration of everyone’s favorite decadent treat: chocolate.

The Big Chocolate Show runs from Friday, September 20th through Sunday, September 22nd. At the show, you’ll meet chocolate artisans, chefs, and experts from across the globe. This year’s show will be held at Resorts World Casino in Jamaica, NY.

You can attend demonstrations by award-winning pastry chefs. Enjoy guided tasting classes. Learn from experts about the chocolate making process. Even join workshops to see how to roast, crack, grind, temper, and mold amazing chocolates for yourself. And don’t forget to participate in The Big Chocolate Show’s FAVE awards and vote for your favorite brands, flavors, and textures.

Visit and old favorite’s booth or discover a new love. Either way, The Big Chocolate Show is one sweet trip.

For additional information, such as tickets, event times and a list of exhibitors, check out the event site here.

You can find our coverage of the 2018 show here.

And if you can never get enough chocolate, check out our post The Chocolate Addict’s Guide to New York City here.

The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze

The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze is one of the tri-state area’s favorite fall spectacles. More than seven thousand hand-carved jack o’lanterns illuminate Van Court Manor’s nine sprawling acres.

In addition, the Great Jack O’Lantern blaze doubles as an elaborate land art installation. Over one thousand volunteers and artists design, scoop, carve and light the jack o’lanterns leading up to this one-of-a-kind event.

During your visit, watch the synchronized light show and listen to the events original soundtrack.  Visit the Museum of Pumpkin Art to see classic paintings “given the gourd treatment”. Watch a show at the Pumpkin Planetarium. Take all the selfies at the Pumpkin Carousel, the Pumpkin Windmill, and 25-foot-tall jack o’lantern Statue of Liberty.  Oh, and watch out for swooping jack o’lantern bats!

So don’t miss out on this veritable “Halloweentown” in the Historic Hudson Valley. It’s a blast! Er, a blaze!

You can find all the pertinent info, including FAQs, hours and admission pricing, here. Note: We have listed this event as All Day, but only because availability and specific hours vary. Please check the website to confirm hours on any given day.

If you want to get a sense of the what will be in store for you, check out our blog post from a previous year here.

-L. & J.