Blaze in the Press

New York’s Original Jack O’Lantern Event

The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze has been winning accolades since it debuted in 2005.
Here are just a few of our most recent rave reviews!


“Since 2005, the Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze has been offering up the finest in Halloween-emblazoned pumpkin artistry in the greater New York City region.”

U.S. News & World Report

“This spooky spectacle, often referred to as simply "The Blaze," showcases more than 7,000 handcarved pumpkins….”

House Beautiful

“The immersive walking tour has become a staple for Halloween-loving New Yorkers and tourists alike since it started in 2005.”

Rachael Ray Show

“When it comes to the coolest Halloween-themed activities in the NYC area, The Great Jack O' Lantern Blaze certainly tops the list!”

Good Housekeeping

“Prepare for a scare and feast your eyes on the most magical pumpkins on the East Coast!”

Times Union

“…when it comes to Halloween festivals that combine chills with artistic panache, all set against the extraordinary backdrop of an eighteenth-century riverside landscape, the Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze in Croton-on-Hudson rises to the top of many best-of lists.”

Good Morning America

“Calling this pumpkin carving is like saying Meryl Streep’s just an actress.”

Fodor's Travel

“This is the best family-friendly Halloween attraction in the country.”

The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze

New York’s Original Halloween Event

A production of Historic Hudson Valley