CRANFORD -  Cranford's 2019 Great Pumpkin Carve Out will return for its sixth year on Saturday, October 19, with a rain date set for Saturday, October 26.

According to the release, all the activities will take place at Hanson Park, 38 Springfield Avenue in Cranford. The pumpkin carving contest is a free event and is open to all ages. Individuals can drop off their creatively carved pumpkins from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Hanson Park on October 19th along with a completed registration form, available here. 

Everyone is invited to come to Hanson Park from 6 p.m to 9 p.m. to stroll along the pumpkin lighted garden paths and see the carved pumpkins on display, each on its own pedestal. Cash awards will be given for funniest, scariest, and most original and will be grouped by ages 4-8, 9-16, and 17 and up.

In addition, a big screen outdoor will feature the classic "Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein" and more. Bring your blankets. The movie, stroll, and contest are all free and hot cider will be available for purchase.

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At the event’s conclusion all pumpkins can be picked up.

The Great Pumpkin Carve out draws hundreds of visitors throughout the area. This is a Jersey Central Art Studio’s (JCAS) Event, with much support from the Cranford Jaycees. JCAS is a group of artists and citizens dedicated to raising awareness of the arts and the artistic process as well as integrating the arts into the community through education, events and economic development.