Historic Hudson Valley
The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze

2014 Evenings
Oct. 4-5, 10-13, 16-19, 23-31
Nov. 1-2, 6-9

at Van Cortlandt Manor

Advance Tickets Required
Times Vary by Evening

 

The tri-state area’s biggest, most exciting, most electrifying Halloween event will return for a whopping 25 nights in 2014!

See more than 5,000 individually hand-carved, illuminated jack o’ lanterns in this elaborate walk-through experience. Meander through an historic, 18th-century riverside landscape and discover a breathtaking display – all made of jack o’ lanterns! 

Stroll through the Tunnel O’ Pumpkin Love and witness the incredible sight of gourd-filled Jack-in-the-Boxes springing up and bouncing around. See slithering ground snakes, a giant spider web, and go gaga over a collection of shrunken Little Monsters. Gaze in amazement at a towering pumpkin bonfire and a working doomsday grandfather clock.

A giant sea serpent adds some hiss to the Undersea Aquarium while comical, squash-eating Venus pumpkin traps sprout in the garden. New dinosaur additions this year to Blaze’s perennially popular Jurassic Park include a pterodactyl and a brontosaurus.

Come gawk at more jack o’lanterns than ever before. PLUS, making its debut at this year’s Blaze and featuring more than 20 new works from professional artists, the Museum of Pumpkin Art will be the first ever exhibition space devoted to sculptural works inspired by (but not made from) pumpkins.

Tens of thousands of visitors experienced last year’s sold-out Blaze®. Complete with sound effects, elaborate synchronized lighting and the second volume of a brand-new, all-original soundtrack by recording artist Richard Christy, this not-to-be-missed spectacle is the area’s most innovative Halloween happening.

Recommended for all ages.

Tickets

Adults, $16; Children 3-17, $12  (Saturdays $20, $16)
FREE for children under 3 + members

Accessibility

Blaze is handicapped accessible, as there are no stairs to negotiate through the installation. However, there are some narrow and slightly sloped brick paths and it is a walk-through experience along uneven, unpaved, soft-surface terrain. Handicapped parking is available, but your car must display a handicapped placard or plate.