Brown hair man leaning over wearing a grey shirt holding a tool with a sharp edge pointed into an orange pumpkin face that is being carved to look like a human face. A carved out jack-o-laterned with a cut up mouth is in the background of the sculptural looking carved face of the main pumpkin.

Pumpkin Carving
with Adam Bierton

Weekends in September & October

12–3 p.m. | At the Garden

September 16, 17, 23, 24 & 30
October 1, 7, 9, 14, 15, 21, 22, Giant Pumpkins Weekend 27, 28 & 29

Fall fun is just a borough away!

Fan-favorite artist Adam Bierton returns to the Garden with his carving tools in tow, ready to turn pumpkins of all shapes and sizes into frightening and fantastical beasts! Bring the family to watch one of the country’s most skilled and imaginative pumpkin carvers work his magic, while getting tips and tricks on how to step up your own jack-o’-lantern game at home.

What Should Adam Carve?

We want to hear YOUR best ideas for this year’s Giant Pumpkin Carving Weekend with Adam, October 27–29, where he’ll be carving one of the country’s biggest pumpkins into a monstrous masterpiece.

Use #GiantPumpkinsNYBG to share your ideas for this year’s grand finale carving on social, and follow along with the Fall-O-Ween fun on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

A person in a gray shirt with short dark hair poses for a photo in front of a pumpkin face he's just carved into an orange gourd

Insider Tips from Master Carver Adam Bierton

Check back here each and every weekend through the end of October to see what monstrous and imaginative designs Adam has carved, and pick up new tips and tricks from the master for creating the ultimate jack-o’-lantern at home. Of course, the best way to experience Adam’s ghoulish gourds is to see his work in person right here at NYBG—your Pumpkin Headquarters this fall!

Quick Tips from Adam

How to Pick the Perfect Pumpkin

Three Styles of Pumpkin Carving

Top Household Carving Tools

Top Professional Carving Tools

How to Scoop Your Pumpkin

How to Carve Your Pumpkin

How to Make Pumpkin Eyeballs

How to Preserve Your Pumpkin

Follow along each weekend

Sunday, Oct. 15

Saturday, Oct. 14

Monday, Oct. 9

Sunday, Oct. 8

Saturday, Oct. 7

Sunday, Oct. 1

Saturday, Sept. 30

Sunday, Sept. 24

Saturday, Sept. 23

Sunday, Sept. 17

Saturday, Sept. 16