This year’s event will take place on Saturday, October 27, 2018…
stay tuned for more info coming soon!


Everyone is invited to this fun event to carve pumpkins!! The PTO provides all the pumpkins and tools, we just need you to carve them! Come help beat last year’s record of 352 carved pumpkins! This FREE event is open to all NES families & friends and members of the Northfield community. The Northfield Police Department and the Northfield Junior Firefighters will be on hand again this year to help!

This year, there will be food available for purchase
(hot dogs, burgers, yummy pumpkin treats and much more)
so you won’t have to worry about dinner!

For every pumpkin carved, you will get one entry into the raffle for a chance to win some great prizes!


After carving, at 6:30pm there will be an outdoor showing of “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” (weather permitting). After the show, the pumpkins will be lit and transform into glowing jack-o-lanterns!

You may take your pumpkin home that night OR leave it until Halloween when they will all be lit again for everyone to enjoy during the Rag Shag Parade and trick-or-treating!


A little history…
The NES PTO has attended Pumpkinfest (now called The Great Falls Festival) in Turners Falls for the past four years. After much thought, the PTO has decided not to attend the event in Turners Falls this year. It was not an easy decision as this has been a fun event that the school community has looked forward to every year. The decision was based on many things, including the amount of work that went into transporting a large amount of pumpkins to and from the event and that the focus of this event seemed less about the pumpkins each year. Another reason is the fact that real candles are now not allowed in the pumpkins (this was a new rule last year by the event’s insurance company and something that the organizers of this event had no control over). The NES PTO wishes the organizers of The Great Falls Festival all the best for a successful event!

Please CLICK HERE for info about past carving events and HERE for info about the PTO at last year’s Pumpkinfest.