Jack-O-Lantern Blaze Brings Unique Pumpkin Sculptures To New York

Photo © Bryan Haeffele

Photo © Bryan Haeffele

October 2014 marks the 10th anniversary of one of the country’s most unique Halloween offerings, the Great Jack-O-Lantern Blaze in Sleepy Hollow, New York.

Photo © Tom Nycz

Photo © Tom Nycz

Every year, the team from Blaze carves, illuminates and sculpts over 5,000 pumpkins into massive sculptures that last year were seen by 100,000 visitors.

Photo © Tom Nycz

Photo © Tom Nycz

You can find everything from dinosaurs made from pumpkins…

Photo © Tom Nycz

Photo © Tom Nycz

Photo © Tom Nycz

Photo © Tom Nycz

…. and eight-foot-tall working jack-o-lanterns-in-the-box.

Photo © Bryan Haeffele

Photo © Bryan Haeffele

It’s incredible how many sculptures they create out of pumpkins and new this season will be a giant headless horseman made entirely out of jack-o-lanterns.

Photo © Bryan Haeffele

Photo © Bryan Haeffele

In addition, the Great Jack-O-Lantern Blaze features Horseman’s Hollow, an interactive adventure recommended for ages 10-and-up.

Photo © Tom Nycz

Photo © Tom Nycz

Photo © Bryan Haeffele

Photo © Bryan Haeffele

Horseman’s Hollow is the scarier portion of the event featuring live actors and state-of-the-art special effects.

Photo © Tom Nycz

Photo © Tom Nycz

Photo © Tom Nycz

Photo © Tom Nycz

Custom built set pieces and period-correct costumes help orient the experience in Philipsburg Manor’s traditional time period of the mid-1700s.

Photo © Bryan Haeffele

Photo © Bryan Haeffele

 

The event even features its own soundtrack created by professional musician and radio personality Richard Christy and they even sell it on Amazon!

Photo © Matt Gillis

Photo © Matt Gillis

For more information The Great Jack-O-Lantern Blaze visit http://www.hudsonvalley.org/events/blaze

Photo © Tom Nycz

Photo © Tom Nycz

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One Comment

  1. Posted October 12, 2014 at 1:09 pm | Permalink

    Un mm. .. yes! I’m going!!!

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