Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze Coming To Long Island

Jack O’Lanterns carved into three witches surrounding a boiling cauldron at The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze in 2014. Long Island Press photo

The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze, Sleepy Hollow’s annual elaborate illuminated pumpkin display, is coming to Old Bethpage Village Restoration after the Rise of The Jack O’Lanterns at Old Westbury Gardens was canceled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Blaze’s Long Island location will have a 23-night run Oct. 2 through Nov. 2 while the original Blaze, which is in its 16th year at Van Cortlandt Manor in Westchester, will run 30 nights from Sept. 18 through Nov. 21.

“OBVR provides a perfect 19th century backdrop for this magical and spooky event, which we hope will also help spur economic activity in our local communities,”  said Nassau County Executive Laura Curran. 

The LI location will feature pumpkin sculptures that celebrate local icons, from the Apollo Lunar Module to the Montauk Lighthouse to the windmills of the East End.

The Blaze takes place entirely outdoors, is touch-free, uses timed admission, and features a one-way walkthrough path with no places to congregate. Capacity is reduced by 67 percent, allowing visitors to enjoy their time as safely and socially distanced as possible. All staff and visitors must wear a mask when on site, and there will be no food and beverage available.

Blaze Long Island dates are Oct. 2-4, 7-11, 14-18, 21-25, 28-31, and Nov. 1. Online tickets start at $32 for adults and $24 for children 3-17 and are free for children 2 and under. Historic Hudson Valley members can attend Blaze Hudson Valley for free.

Buy tickets online at hudsonvalley.org or by calling 914-366-6900. Fore more information visit pumpkinblaze.org.

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