The Great Pumpkin Carve Out returns to CRANFORD, October 21, 2017 @ Hanson House
Oct 21 all-day
The Great Pumpkin Carve Out returns to CRANFORD, October 21, 2017 @ Hanson House | Cranford | New Jersey | United States

 The Great Pumpkin Carve Out is a carved pumpkin contest (evening display) that will be held at Hanson House, 38 Springfield Avenue, Cranford, NJ on Saturday, October 21nd with a rain date of October 28th. The contest is open to all ages with cash awards given for funniest, scariest, and most original in age groups 4-8, 9-12, 13-17 and 18-adult. Drop off your creatively carved pumpkins from 10 -3 pm at Hanson Park, 38 Springfield Ave, Cranford on Saturday October 21nd along with a completed registration form. The carved pumpkins will be displayed at night on their own pedestals along the lighted garden pathways of Hanson Park, from 6-9 pm.

In addition to the stroll, the 1954 camp classic movie “THEM!” will bring atomically altered giant ants to Cranford, so bring you blankets for the show on a giant screen.

Registration forms are available at or from the Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Ave., Cranford before the event or the day of event at Hanson House from- 10am – 3pm.  Pumpkins can be picked up after the event. This is a free event for the public made possible by Jersey Central Art Studios, Hanson Park Conservancy, Cranford Jaycees, and The Friends of the Cranford Public Library.


Cranford Fall Street Fair @ Downtown Cranford
Oct 22 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Oct 22 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
CRANFORD’S ANNUAL DUCKY DERBY @ Rahway River | South Elgin | Illinois | United States

Hanson Park Conservancy’s Seventh Annual Rubber Ducky Derby is scheduled once again for Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 4 pm.  On race day, over one-thousand individually numbered rubber ducks will be released in the Rahway River at Sperry Park and tumble over the falls racing to the finish line at the North Union Ave Bridge. Numerous prizes for the fastest lucky duckies will be awarded.  The top prize is a $250.00 gift card. 

Tickets can be purchased at two locations:   Periwinkles, on North Union Avenue downtown Cranford, or the Cranford Canoe Club on Springfield Ave.   Purchase a single Duck for $5.00 or a flock of 5 ducks for $20.00. Please secure your tickets early as ducks are limited and the race has been known to sell out.

All proceeds benefit Hanson Park maintenance and educational programs. If you have not yet walked through this lovely little park, please visit this hidden gem located at 38 Springfield Ave. Have you got your Ducky?