A Look Back: The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze in Hudson Valley

A Look Back: The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze in Hudson Valley


On Tuesday, October 17th, I took my love for pumpkins one step further by attending The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze. The biggest pumpkin event in the tri-state area, The Blaze is a winding tour through a historic 18th-century riverside landscape. The display of intricately designed and decorated pumpkins is a Disneyland for Halloween lovers. From a replica of the Statue of Liberty to a full-scale Pumpkin bridge, there’s something exciting around every turn.

A pretty big pumpkin fan myself, I found myself in awe of the designs and features. One particular exhibit was a tunnel that featured an ever-changing pumpkin light show. It was so breathtaking that I had to stand and watch it for a few minutes. At the risk of losing the group I went with. Another highlight was the Headless Horseman graveyard, a little piece of a historic myth that seemed eerily real.

Next Halloween, if you’re looking to escape the city and do something with a group, I would definitely suggest The Blaze. It takes about a half hour to walk through but you see pumpkins the entire way. Plus, it spills you out into a quaint little gift shop with donuts and apple cider. What could be better than that?

You can find out more here. Check out some photos of my experience below!



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