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The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze returns to Old Bethpage for its third year

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Back by popular demand, The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze comes back for its third year at the Old Bethpage Village Restoration for 28 selected nights this fall.

The iconic, family-fun Halloween-themed event in Nassau County will run from Sept. 30 through Nov. 6.

“I am excited to once again welcome The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze to Nassau’s historic Old Bethpage Village Restoration,” Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman said. “The Blaze is a breathtaking exhibit that draws tens of thousands of residents from across Long Island every year and provides a much-needed economic boost to the area’s local restaurants and small businesses. Nassau is back and open for business!”

Originating in the Hudson Valley region at Van Cortlandt Manor in Croton-on-Hudson, The Great Jack O’Lantern on Long Island features a plethora of illuminated, individually hand-crafted jack o’ lanterns displayed throughout the Old Bethpage Restoration property.

A small team of local artists carves more than 7,000 jack o’ lanterns and elaborate pumpkin sculptures for an immersive, walkthrough experience on the 19th-century village grounds.

Some displays this year include deep sea creatures, a lighthouse, the Long Island Hall of Fame featuring pumpkin portraits of local icons, and a galloping Headless Horseman.

“We are thrilled to once again partner with Nassau County to bring The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze back to Old Bethpage Village Restoration and to celebrate the season at this cherished historic site,” said Rob Schweitzer, Historic Hudson Valley vice president. “This event helps support the local economy and offers tens of thousands of visitors a fun, family-friendly Halloween experience.”

Tickets start at $32 for adults and $24 for children ages 3-17. The event is free for children two-years-old and under.

Proceeds benefit the Historic Hudson Valley — a Tarrytown-based private, non-profit educational organization — and Nassau County’s Old Bethpage Village Restoration.

The event is held at 1303 Round Swamp Rd. in Old Bethpage, rain or shine.

Tickets are now on sale at www.pumpkinblaze.org.

“We have an exciting season planned with more displays than ever and brand-new special effects on the pumpkin trail,” Schweitzer said. “We can’t wait for visitors to join us starting this September.”

Top photo: The 2021 Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze at Old Bethpage Village Restoration in Old Bethpage, N.Y. on September 21, 2021. Photo by Tom Nycz for The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze.