Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze | The Fun 100 | New York By Rail

september, 2022

16sepAll Day20novThe Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze(All Day) EST Van Cortland Manor, 525 S Riverside Ave.

Event Details

Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze

Witness more than 7,000 spooky, hand-carved pumpkins illuminate the grounds at the Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze at the historic Van Cortlandt Manor.

The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze | Photo by Jennifer Mitchell

The tri-state area’s biggest, most electrifying fall event returns with more pumpkins than ever before! Meander a historic, 18th-century riverside landscape, discovering breathtaking displays—all made of jack o’ lanterns at the Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze! All designed and hand-carved on-site by the Historic Hudson Valley team of artisans, witness a windmill go round and round (with pumpkins all around).

Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze Themes

Wander along Pumpkin Promenade and stroll across the Pumpkin Zee Bridge. Discover awe-inspiring jack o’lanterns resembling the Statue of Liberty rising toward the sky! Witness a fully functioning, 20-foot diameter Pumpkin Carousel and gaze in wonder at swimming aquatic creatures and a giant Sea Serpent surfacing next to the Croton River. Don’t forget to explore the color-changing star show in the Pumpkin Planetarium.

The event will be viewable for select dates during the week and on weekends. This year’s event dates are September 16-18, 22-25, 28-30, October 1-31, November 2-6, 9-13, and 18-20 at varying times each night.

Admission Prices

Adults, $32-40

Seniors, $32-40
Children 3-17, $24-32
Children under 3, FREE

Great Jack 'Lantern Blaze

Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze

Take Amtrak to the Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze

Experience the event via Amtrak to Croton-Harmon Station in Hudson Valley—Don’t forget to use See New York and Save 15% discount!

Get picked up from Croton-Harmon Station and taken to your reserved NYTRAIN Enterprise Rent-a-Car. Click here to reserve your car or call the Croton-Harmon office today at: 914-271-0100.

Enjoy an Amtrak Getaway

Looking for a getaway opportunity? Experience historic architecture, beautiful museums, an afternoon of theater and more with New York By Rail‘s “Visit Westchester” itinerary—great for a weekend away.


September 16 (Friday) - November 20 (Sunday) EST


Van Cortland Manor

525 S Riverside Ave.