PUMPKIN PALOOZA

 

 

In 2013, NES carved 106 pumpkins…

In 2014, NES carved 173 pumpkins…

In 2015, NES carved 304 pumpkins…

In 2016, NES carved 352 pumpkins…

In 2017, NES carved 383 pumpkins…

How many pumpkins will be carved in 2018?!?!

 

 

The answer is 405!!

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Everyone is invited to this fun event to carve pumpkins!! Join us on Saturday, October 27, 2018 starting at 4:00pm and help beat last year’s record! The PTO provides all the pumpkins and tools, we just need you to carve them! 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!

 

The kitchen will be open with lots of yummy food available for purchase (hot dogs, burgers, pumpkin treats and much more) so you won’t have to worry about dinner!

After all that pumpkin carving, relax by watching two seasonal classics! Starting at 6:30pm there will be an outdoor showing of “Room on the Broom”  followed by “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” (weather permitting). After the shows, the pumpkins will be lit and transformed into glowing jack-o-lanterns!

Pumpkins may be taken home that night OR left 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 attended Pumpkinfest (now called The Great Falls Festival) in Turners Falls for four years (2013-2016). After much thought, the PTO decided in 2017 to no longer attend the event in Turners Falls. It was not an easy decision as attending this event had been a fun experience that the school community looked forward to each 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!