Who are the Pumpkin People?
Starting in September, the Pumpkin People return to North Conway, Bartlett and Jackson. The event, officially known as Return of the Pumpkin People, is sponsored by the Jackson area Chamber of Commerce. Over the years it has spread from Jackson to also include Bartlett and North Conway. Starting in September each year, around 100 local businesses and individuals throughout Mount Washington Valley dream up crazy ideas and use them to turn pumpkins into art. Pumpkin people appear in front yards and at store fronts. Pumpkin People take all forms imaginable; they reenact famous album covers, movies, books, and scenes from everyday life.
Where to see them:
The best way to see the Pumpkin People is to get a map from the Jackson Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber of Commerce is located just off Route 16 in Jackson. Go over the Jackson Covered Bridge, and the chamber is on your right. The map shows the location of all of the Pumpkin People displays. The drive is not long and in addition to the Pumpkin People, it will take you over pretty country roads with mountain views. Seeing the Pumpkin People is a great way to recover after a day of hiking when your legs are tired!
To vote for your favorite Pumpkin People display, make sure to pick up a ballot while you’re getting your map. You can also request them by calling the office at 603-383-9356, sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or picking one up at any of the participating businesses located throughout the Conway and Jackson Area of New Hampshire.
And for a place to stay during your visit with the Pumpkin People, contact Pinkham Vacation Rentals. We have more than 60 properties for you to choose from, and we can also recommend other fun activities for your visit!