Pumpkin Person Greeting at The Wentworth
Many thanks to our friends at The Wentworth in Jackson, NH for providing us with this list of fun things coming up this fall in and around Jackson…
The Fryeburg Fair
In 1851, farmers and merchants gathered in a small town in the southwest corner of Maine to show off their produce, cattle, and wares. Over one-hundred-fifty years later, at the Fryeburg, Maine Fair… they are still doing the same, having made this one of the most notable agricultural events in North America.
However, today’s exhibitors at the Fryeburg Fair in Maine are accompanied by much more than a few cows and some simple crafts. They arrive at the 180 acre fairgrounds with over 3,000 horses, goats, llamas, poultry, rabbits, sheep swine, oxen and steer. And the juried craftsman and artists amongst them bring an assortment of baskets, jewelry, woodwork, candles, sculpted metal, paintings, and beautiful glass creations all of which have been made in the State of Maine. or within the West Oxford Agricultural Society – a grouping of several Maine towns and a few towns from bordering, New Hampshire.
This year the fair will be held from October 2nd through the 9th and is a scenic 30 minute drive from Jackson and The Wentworth.
North Conway, NH – Cranmore Mountain is bringing fear to those brave enough to attend The Ghoullog starting September 30, 2011. Mountain top haunts operate from 7 to 10 p.m., with each haunt approximately one hour long.
The Ghoullog is the only Halloween event in the nation featuring a chairlift ride to a haunted house at the summit of a mountain. Cranmore’s 2,000 foot summit is located in the White Mountains of New Hampshire and offers visitors breathtaking night-time views of the Moats, Mount Washington and the village of North Conway, NH.
New for the Ghoullog this year is the addition of new rides and attractions; and ticket offers. Cranmore’s Mountain Coaster will receive a Halloween-themed face lift as they offer “Haunted Coaster Rides” to take place during Ghoullog dates. The Coaster is a roller-coaster like ride that takes visitors on a 3,600 foot round trip ride up and down the mountain in a 2-person sled mounted on a steel track. Cranmore’s new Giant Swing, which gives 4 people a breath-taking sky-ride, will also operate at night for the event.
Ghoullog fans seeking the ultimate experience will want to sign up for the new “RIP” Ticket, which gives them two trips through the Ghoullog, a ride each on the Coaster and Swing, plus an exclusive “RIP” lounge with a private themed sitting area. The RIP Ticket is ideal for large groups and corporate outings.
The Ghoullog will take place on weekends from September 30 until October 29 and The Wentworth offers a Ghoullog package combining accommodations and dining with an evening at the Ghoullog.
The Return of the Pumpkin People
2011 marks the 24th year these magical, mystical, intriguing Pumpkin People have been showing up in the Jackson Village New Hampshire. These quirky Pumpkin People were asked to come to our quintessential New England Village to entertain both our visitors and locals alike.
Pumpkin People will dazzle you… first timers expect to see them as stick figures with people clothes and a pumpkin stuck on their shoulders as their head but are immediately taken back when they see just how well planned and executed the Pumpkin People are… our Pumpkin People are works of art. To construct and display just one Pumpkin Person it can take any where from one full day to three or even four days. The Wentworth will have its Pumpkin People in place on October 1st and they are being constructed right now by our crew of pumpkin people creators. Each year it is a surprise – we have had wedding couples, General and Mrs. Wentworth, Fritz and his dog Winston to name but a few.
You can take this self-guided tour at your convenience from October 1st through the 20th. “Return of the Pumpkin People” official maps will be available at our Front Desk.
The Jingle Bell Chocolate Tour:
The Jingle Bell Chocolate Tour was named one of the five tasty tours in the Granite State by the Concord Insider. “Engage all your senses”. What could be more romantic that an horse drawn sleigh ride through the village of Jackson stopping at inns, restaurants and craft shops for a chocolate treat – This is becoming a Jackson Tradition. You will board your Austrian Drawn Sleigh at Nestlenook Estate where you will be greeted by Carolers, presented with your Jingle Bell and first Chocolate Treasure. You will then be whisked around the village of Jackson and at each stop you will receive a chocolate treat. These tours always sell out and tickets are sold through participating lodging properties only so call us today at 800-637-0013 to reserve.
Tour Dates; November 26th, 27th, December 3rd, 4th, 10th and 17th – Children sitting on mom or dad’s lap not taking chocolate treasures are free.