Best Place in America to See Pumpkin Decorations

If you love carving pumpkins and all things halloween, you’ll love the spectacular Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze.

The event takes place in the Hudson Valley, featuring over 7,000 illuminated pumpkins all hand-carved with a variety of designs.  The pumpkins are also turned into things such as dinosaurs, trains, carousels, and various animals.

 Meander through a historic, 18th century riverside landscape and discover a breathtaking display - all made of jack o' lanterns!  


Wander along the main street Pumpkin Promenade and stroll across the Pumpkin Zee Bridge. Around the next corner, discover an awe-inspiring jack o’lantern Statue of Liberty rising to the sky! Twirl with excitement as you witness a fully functioning, 20-foot diameter Pumpkin Carousel. Gaze in wonder at swimming aquatic creatures and a giant Sea Serpent surfacing next to the Croton River. Get mesmerized by a color-changing star show in the Pumpkin Planetarium.


Feel the earth shake as you approach Jurassic Park, where a brand-new herd of pint-sized dinosaurs mingles with an enormous T-Rex, brontosaurus, triceratops, and flying pterodactyl. Squeal with joy as the Circus Train rolls into town with a cast of colorful clowns and awesome animals. Don’t miss Sleepy Hollow Country’s most iconic inhabitant, the Headless Horseman...yes, all made entirely of jack o’lanterns!

Check out USA Today's video on the spectacle below:

Brand new gourd-filled Jack-in-the-boxes spring to life while a giant spider web spins a great #pumpkinblaze photo op. 

You can get there by car or by Metro-North. Check out directions here

Last year the event sold out, so it’s recommended that you get your tickets as soon as possible. Dates range from:

Oct. 5-31 + Nov. 1-12, 17-18, 24-25


If you can't make it to Westchester and you're NYC based, try the Night of 1,000 Jack O'Lanterns in NYC.

New York City's newest and most anticipated event, Night of 1,000 Jack O'Lanterns is ready to light up New York Harbor this October! Come see more than 1,000 illuminated jack o'lanterns carved by artists from around the tri-state area and staged along a festive, paved, tree-lined pathway among the backdrop of centuries old buildings in the heart of the Big Pumpkin, er, Big Apple, that is!


If you'd like to go, now is a good time to get your tickets. They're close to selling out.

Once they're sold out, they can't add any additional visitors due to facility size limitations. Get discount tickets at

Will you be going to the Hudson Valley, NYC, or both? Let us know in the comments below how you liked it!