Cranford Calendar

Oct
23
Sat
2021
Great Pumpkin Carve Out @ Hanson Park
Oct 23 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Great Pumpkin Carve Out @ Hanson Park

Cranford’s GREAT PUMPKIN CARVE OUT RETURNS
AFTER A COVID PAUSE, AREA FAVORITE RETURNS FOR SEVENTH YEAR
Jersey Central Art Studio, with support from the Cranford Jaycees, will host the 2021 Great Pumpkin Carve Out on Saturday, October 23rd (Saturday, October 30th rain date. For updates check www.jcas.org). All the activities will take place at Hanson Park, 38 Springfield Avenue in Cranford, NJ. The pumpkin carving contest is a FREE event and is open to all ages. Individuals can drop off their creatively carved pumpkins from 10 am until 3 pm at Hanson Park at 38 Springfield Ave, Cranford on Saturday, October 23rd along with a completed registration form (also available on-site).
Everyone is invited to come to Hanson Park starting at 6 pm-9 pm to stroll along the pumpkin-lighted garden paths to see the carved pumpkins on display, each on its own pedestal. Cash awards will be given for funniest, scariest, and most original and will be grouped by ages; 4-8, 9-16, and 17 and up.
In addition, a big-screen outdoor showing of a surprise favorite movie will start at dark. Bring your blankets! The movie, stroll, and contest are all free, and hot cider will be available for purchase.
Registration forms will be available online at www.jcas.org before the event. At the event’s conclusion, all pumpkins can be picked up.
This will be the seventh GREAT PUMPKIN CARVE out, which has drawn hundreds of visitors throughout the area. This is a Jersey Central Art Studio’s (JCAS) Event, with much support from the Cranford Jaycees. JCAS is a group of artists and citizens dedicated to raising awareness of the arts and the artistic process as well as integrating the arts into the community through education, events, and economic development. We see art as a vital component of our lives and one that will also enrich our community.

Oct
31
Sun
2021
Cranford Halloween Parade, Costume Contest, & Pumpkin Chunkin’ @ Cranford Community Center
Oct 31 @ 12:45 pm

The 21st Annual Brian Jenkins Memorial Cranford Halloween Parade, Costume Contest, and Pumpkin Chunkin’ return on Halloween at the Community Center.

Costume contest check-in starts at 12:45 PM through 1:30 in the Community Center parking lot.
The parade then begins in the lot at 1:30 and goes downtown to North Union Ave for the Pumpkin Chunkin’ finale (weather permitting).

Costume contest categories are 0-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9, 10-11, 12-17, Best Duo or Trio, and Best Group.
Plus we’ll have a special online-only contest for Best Adult and Best Pet.