The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze 2017 {in 7 Pictures}

The 2017 Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze in 7 pictures.

The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze is the not-to-miss Fall event in the Hudson Valley.  Set on the historic grounds of Van Cortlandt Manor in Croton-on-Hudson, over 7,000 carved pumpkins are on display.  Lights, sounds and even movement accompany the elaborate jack o’lantern displays.  Tickets for the Historic Hudson Valley’s biggest event of the year are still available for a few select evenings in November!  Here is a summary of the 2017 Blaze in 7 Pictures – Pumpkin Zee Bridge, Celtic Knots, Circus Train, Pumpkin Carousel, Statue of Liberty, Arachno and the Pumpkin Planetarium.

A display at the Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze 2017.

 

A beautiful display at the 2017 Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze.

 

A fun display at the 2017 Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze.

 

This pumpkin carousel at the 2017 Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze moved!

 

A beautiful display at the 2017 Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze.

 

A display at the 2017 Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze.

 

A moving and changing color light display at the 2017 Great Jack O'Lantern Display.

Happy Fall!

Anticipating Fall

Happy fall!  While it sure doesn’t feel like fall here in New York, it is now officially appropriate for all things apple and pumpkin spice!  Here are some things that I’m looking forward to this fall:

*apple picking – recently we’ve been staying local to pick apples and of course get cider doughnuts
*baking with apples and pumpkins – muffins, cookies, cakes….I want them all!
*fall foliage – living in the Northeast we are lucky to be able to see all of the leaves change colors
*wearing boots and sweaters – fall fashion staples!
*trying pumpkin spice everything  – yes, I’m a fan!
*family cruise in October – a month early but a great way to celebrate my husband’s 40th birthday!
*Hudson Valley Restaurant Week – although not until November, I’m looking forward to trying some new restaurants
*chili, soups and stews – total comfort food and even better for me when made in the slow cooker
*mums – that’s about the extent of my fall decorating!

What are you looking forward to this fall?