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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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Worth seeing

Great experience and worth the money. It was a lite rainy chilly night which added to the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Bedford, New York
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Fun night out with the family!

We really enjoyed the walk-thru pumpkin blaze! It took us about 45 minutes to walk through with... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Scranton, Pennsylvania
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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!
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good19%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Van Cortland Manor, 500 South Riverside Avenue, Croton on Hudson, NY 10520
+1 914-366-6900
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great experience and worth the money. It was a lite rainy chilly night which added to the experience.

Thank Firstlade
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed the walk-thru pumpkin blaze! It took us about 45 minutes to walk through with our 1 year old and 3.5 year old! They seemed to enjoy it! Dress warm with hats and gloves as it gets cold; it was about 35 degrees...More

Thank alp250
Reviewed 1 week ago

Blaze is a great Fall/Halloween event for children and adults. We visited with our grandchildren, ages 2 and 4. The staff is very helpful and every effort is to be organized and make this an enjoyable evening for guests. The food and beverage offerings as...More

Thank ruthann0910
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Go with kids. Go without kids. The Blaze is for everyone. An incredibly creative display of carved pumpkins like you've never seen before. There was the "Pumpkin Zee Bridge," a field of dinosaurs made of pumpkins, a pumpkin merry-go-round, a giant pumpkin spiderweb, a circus...More

Thank Nancy H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hard to grasp the extent of this pumpkin wonderland from the web site and reviews. It's simply amazing. Yes, it's crowded and there are bottlenecks. The parking was easy given the number of cars. You will understand why it's timed entry when you arrive. The...More

Thank CWnut
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My sister and I visit a new Haunted House every year and we've been disappointed the last couple of years with the focus on gore rather than scaring you. So we thought this would be a nice change of pace. It's amazing the things they...More

Thank linlan6800
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife discovered this event during late summer while planning a trip to Buffalo for a football game and the Blaze was the highlight of the trip. Words nor pictures could never do justice to the event. Incredibly smooth operation from the moment we showed...More

Thank 1976pacer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This Fall event in lovely Croton-on-Hudson is very popular and tickets go fast. It's fun for children and adults. Not exactly spectacular. It does get crowded though. You enter through a tent where you can purchase hot beverages, beer, cider donuts, popcorn, pretzels, snacks and...More

1  Thank HRHCam
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited on October 30, one day prior Halloween, and it was perfect, not to crowded, not to cold. Great exhibition and huge variety of vendors. Pumpkin spice everything and they even sell ponchos in case of rain. Also seasonal beers and coffee prior entering.

Thank Jorge C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was one of the most amazing attractions I have ever been too. My husband and I traveled to the Blaze the week before Halloween. To see all of the designs and creations made from the pumpkins was amazing. There were a lot of people,...More

Thank Melissa W
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October 8, 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
September 27, 2017|
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.
August 24, 2017|
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Response from Instead74 | Reviewed this property |
It is not within walking distance of the RR Station. There are cabs at the station, I'm not sure about Uber. I would call to see if they have started providing a shuttle since it has become hugely popular. Also ask about... More