The Biggs Museum of American Art and the Delaware State Fair announced they will partner for a new open-air event called the Great Delaware Pumpkin Carve Festival.
Carving will begin at 6 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Quillen Arena at the fairgrounds, 18500 S. Dupont Highway, Harrington. Families can come check out a pumpkin trail of 50 carved pumpkins, each weighing 150-300 pounds. Festival patrons also can participate in walk-through haunted barns — one themed for young children and the other for teens and older patrons — hayrides and kids activities including miniature pumpkin decorating. All are encouraged to wear Halloween costumes.
The festival will continue into Oct. 27 when the 50 carved pumpkins are displayed in a Halloween-themed holiday setting using hay bales.
RV campers can camp overnight. Campers should come prepared to decorate their campsite and walk away with a prize. Camping details are located at greatdelawarepumpkincarve.com.
Local businesses are also invited to sponsor one of the giant pumpkins being transformed into works of art. Great Pumpkin Carve sponsorships are available for $100. Proceeds benefit program development at Biggs Museum of American Art and The Delaware State Fair.
Carving opportunities are limited to the first 50 carvers who apply.
To sign up, visit delawarepumpkincarve.com/carverapp.