Monday, October 20, 2014

Return of the Pumpkin People

October brings the Return of the Pumpkin People to the town of Jackson and North Conway, N.H. This annual, fall celebration is celebrating its 27th year which features area businesses and residents going beyond the standard jack-o-lantern, by creating pumpkin characters based on popular culture, literature, and seasonal themes. It is a local tradition and contest to create Pumpkin People with a pumpkin for its head and body like a scarecrow. It is a self-guided tour that takes you to participating locations throughout Jackson and surrounding towns in Mount Washington Valley. There are nearly 75 participating businesses and organizations all of which create some amazing displays. This event runs from October 1st – 31st. 

Can I just say “WOW!” the creativity of some of the business was outstanding. The Hubby and I had a fantastic time looking for the Pumpkin People. In the town of Jackson we were able to walk the small town, as most of the businesses participated. Even when we had to drive to the next location it was great because the scenery around us was spectacular. If you happen to be in the area during October it is so worth a visit.

Come tour the Pumpkin People with us...

This Little Piggy by Design Bungalow

Rapunzel by Divinity Salon

Don't Feed the Bears by Badger Reality

Caddy Shack by North Conway Country Club
Second Place Business Conway Area

Cinderella's Ice Bucket Challenge by Story Land

I used to watch this show every year as a kid, nothing said Christmas is coming...
Charlie Brown Christmas by Snowflake Inn

Flossie's Sugar Shack by Flossie General Store

 This was beautiful and had us pause and reflect on a man's life...
Robin Williams Remembered by Nordic Village Resort
Third Place Business Area Jackson

A Christmas Carol by S'kimos Ski Club
Third Place Business Area Jackson

 OK, this one I did a dance when I saw it. It is my all time favorite Christmas show...
A Christmas Story - Part 1 by Christmas Farm Inn & Spa
Second Place Business Area Jackson

A Christmas Story - Part 2 by Christmas Farm Inn & Spa
Second Place Business Area Jackson

The next one, tho morbid, was amazing. The detail and set design really showed the hard work they put into it.
Funeral for the Old Man in the Mountains by Jackson Historical Society
First Place Business Jackson Area

Take Me to Your Innkeeper by Inn at Jackson
Overall Business Winner All Communities

 Now this one was a little risque...
Pole Dancer by local Gas Station

 This one won Funniest, we though it was hysterical but a little disturbing....
Where Pumpkin Pies Come From by Parkaview House
Funniest Jackson Area

Well I hope you enjoyed our tour of the Return of the Pumpkin People as much as we did. 
Tho, now I feel like my undecorated pumpkins are pretty lame... lol

Have a great week!

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