Jackson’s Pumpkin People

The Wentworth's entry for the pumpkin people

It is almost that time of year again when the pumpkin people of Jackson make their annual appearance. This will be the 25th year that Jackson Village has hosted this event. Starting in 1987 there were 17 entries and this year there will be 74 pumpkin displays. As you drive through the village with your self guided map pumpkin heads of many makes and models will pop up at local inns and businesses. We have seen Johnny Cash, John Lennon and Yoko, Doctor House, among many over the years.

Our entry this year is a trio of leprechauns all the way from Ireland with their pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Leprechauns spend all of their time busily making shoes and store alway all of their coins in a hidden pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. If ever captured by a human the Leprechaun has the magical power to grant three wishes in exchange for their release. Another favorite pastime of these little guys is to play practical jokes on people.

Come and see us soon, Jackson at this time of year is such a beautiful time to visit. The colors are starting to change to brilliant red, yellow and orange and beautiful drives through our notches are one of the best ways to see the fall colors. Fryeburg fair is another popular way to spend a day in the White Mountains.

Whatever the reason, there is always a reason to visit us at The Wentworth and we look forward to seeing you soon.

Return of the Pumpkin People to Jackson Village

They’re Baaack!  Yet another reason to visit beautiful Jackson Village.

On October 1st the Jackson area will be filled with dozens of Pumpkin People (or Animals).  Every year at this time local businesses, inns, restaurants, stores and private homes are adorned with these creative and entertaining displays.  Guests…and Papparazzi….. flock to the village specifically to catch a glimpse of these creations every year.  It’s always amazing to see what people come up with for ideas.  One of my favorites was a display of The Beatles walking down Abbey Road.  So what is The Wentworth doing this year?  I can’t tell you that one, you’ll have to come by and take a look.  Super secret oath has been taken by all employees!  I can tell you that in the past we have done displays such as Star Wars (wicked cool) and a Vampire Bride and Groom.  We can’t forget the one of Fritz and his little buddy Winston playing golf.

The judging will take place the week prior to Columbus Day Weekend.  Winners will be announced in time for all our visiting humans for the Columbus Day Weekend. People’s Choice voting will continue through October 20th.  Maps and ballots can be found at The Wentworth and most participating properties and also at the Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce Office.

Come on down to take a look and of course we’d love a vote for People’s Choice!  See you soon.