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The Great Jack-O-Lantern Blaze

Van Cortland Manor, 500 South Riverside Avenue, Croton on Hudson, NY 10520
+1 914-366-6900
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Amazing What They Can Do With All Those Pumpkins

Even though there were a lot of people visiting on Halloween weekend the place was big enough to... read more

Reviewed 4 May 2018
Eva P
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Newark, Delaware
Pumpkins are beautiful, but avoid if you don't like crowds moving slowly!

Knowing my agoraphobic and claustrophobic family I probably should have thought ahead and taken... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2018
BarryMama
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Chappaqua, New York
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The tri-state area's biggest, most exciting, most electrifying Halloween event features than 5,000 individually hand-carved, illuminated jack o' lanterns in this elaborate walk-through experience. Meander through an historic, 18th-century riverside landscape and discover a breathtaking display - all made of jack o' lanterns! THE GREAT JACK O'LANTERN BLAZE IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED UNTIL SEPTEMBER 28.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“carved pumpkins” (21 reviews)
“gift shop” (14 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
Van Cortland Manor, 500 South Riverside Avenue, Croton on Hudson, NY 10520
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+1 914-366-6900
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Reviewed 4 May 2018

Even though there were a lot of people visiting on Halloween weekend the place was big enough to accommodate the crowds especially since it was timed entry. Once you were inside you could wander at your leisure and no one chased you out. There were...More

Thank Eva P
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Reviewed 29 April 2018

Knowing my agoraphobic and claustrophobic family I probably should have thought ahead and taken them after Halloween... needless to say, there are a lot of people who visit this, and understandably so.

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Reviewed 31 January 2018

Went with a large family group at the start of Halloween season. Fun time, but overly crowded and you feel a little like herded cattle. Price is expensive and not compared to the value of your visit. Kind of put off by the fact that...More

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

This is a timed event. They let people in every 30 minutes or so. Some real carved pumpkins, some artificial pumpkins but they're all displayed beautifully. My favorites were the sea dragon, the merry go round and the field of spiders. Lots of children (be...More

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Reviewed 4 January 2018

If you have ever wanted to see a pumpkin festival this is the place to go. Over 8,000 pumpkins in all shapes and sizes carved and assembled on site to create a fantasy show unlike any your mind could imagine. At night the grounds come...More

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Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

The experience is organized. You have a time to go on and if you get there earlier you go next door to the grocery store parking lot. Closer to your time you move to the Blaze lot. I wasn’t impressed with the gift shop,but the...More

Thank Kathy C
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Reviewed 14 December 2017

Very cool, glad to come and see it once, not sure I’d make the trip ever again to see it, because it doesn’t change much. I had this on my list of things to see while visiting family in Central NY and glad we finally...More

Thank sandiegoheidi
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Reviewed 6 December 2017

I'd heard of many jack o'lantern display events, and always wanted to go to one. I don't know if this was the closest one to me, but it seemed to get good press so I thought I would give it a try. But coming from...More

Thank LizDeee
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Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

Great fun for all ages! Visited with our kids and 2 year old grandson. He was a little scared but still enjoyed

Thank boncove
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Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

Interesting representation of many holiday classics, NY landmarks and other recognizable features all done in jack o lanterns. Definitely worth a trip, but probably not more than one a season. The organizers do a fantastic job scheduling the traffic and parking, so, amazingly things flow...More

Thank Todd S
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Momworkout
22 December 2017|
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Response from Robert N | Reviewed this property |
tickets can be purchased online for $20 a person
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dianedtw540
8 October 2017|
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Response from pageturner95 | Reviewed this property |
The parking lot is adjacent to the event, so very close by... and parking is free! No one was really tailgating, but there are snacks and beer available at the event. Be sure to pre-order tickets, as this sells out quickly... More
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theamitranos
27 September 2017|
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Response from Kathy M | Reviewed this property |
Probably best to allow 2 hours. This is like nothing you have ever seen. So we'll worth it. Good luck on skirting the traffic.
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