Why New York’s Great Jack-O-Lantern Blaze Is the Best Way To Celebrate Halloween

Every Halloween, thousands of Jack-O-Lanterns light up a magical world of pumpkin art in Croton-on-Hudson, a small town in Westchester County, NY. The Great Jack-O-Lantern Blaze, as its known, has become a staple New York Halloween celebration and will run from Sept. 18 to Sept. 31. The festival will comply with the state’s “Low-Risk Outdoor Arts and Entertainment Guidelines.” It’s a true pumpkin paradise that’s absolutely worth the trip — the Pumpkin Carousel, Pumpkin Windmill, and Pumpkin Planetarium are just a few of the highlights. There’s nothing like The Great Jack-O-Lantern Blaze to get you in the Halloween Spirit.

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With New York City’s status for Halloween still unknown, it’s the perfect time to make plans to visit Jack-O-Lantern while tickets are still available. You can purchase tickets here.

Address: 525 S Riverside Ave, Croton-On-Hudson, NY 10520, USA