Time To celebrate Autumn With The Incredible Naumkeag Pumpkin Show
Naumkeag is making the dark bright even during these dark pandemic times with a spooktacular pumpkin show.
This year with more pumpkins, more fun, and an expanded schedule! Explore their famous gardens as they transform Naumkeag into a celebration of autumn with over 1,500 jack-o-lanterns, hundreds of mums, pumpkins, and countless gourds most of which were grown right here there at Naumkeag!
Advanced purchase of timed tickets is required (one ticket per person). Tickets will not be sold on-site. Ticket time represents your arrival window, and we ask that you please limit your stay to 1 hour.
The historic home and gardens made an extra effort this year to provide a haunting outdoor experience, nearly doubling its jack-o'-lantern count to 1,500.
IBerkshires.com reports that Brian Cruey, director for the eight Southern Berkshire properties of the Trustees of Reservations, said Naumkeag takes up a majority of his time because of the large acreage of historic land that it offers.
COVID-19 has not affected the show too much, he said, as it has always been an outdoor event. Even though it hasn't changed, it is a quieter experience because of social distancing guidelines. We have about 200 people a night instead of 1,500 people a night, Which is a big change but still, we are happy to do it.
There was something for everyone carved into these pumpkins: Disney and Pokemon characters, a ghost Zoom meeting, and even a sobering pumpkin that read "RIP 2020.
The mixture of plastic pumpkins, real pumpkins, and gourds were all carved by Naumkeag staff. They began carving back in August to meet the Oct. 1 deadline. It was clear that each pumpkin was carved with a great deal of skill and thought. A majority of pumpkins and gourds in the show were also grown on-site.
Naumkeag has instituted state guidelines for extra safety: requiring masks be worn on the property at all times, enforcing 6-foot social distancing, making the pumpkin trail one way, limiting the number of people admitted to the show per night, and eliminating the shuttle from nearby parking areas.
COVID Safety Protocols:
Masks are required while on property grounds (and having a good time is mandatory!)
Guests will experience the Pumpkin Show in a one-way path through the property, and will only be allowed walk through the show once.
Capacity is limited this year to ensure social distancing.
For Ticket info or questions contact them Contact 413.298.3239 x 3013
Parking will be on-site at Naumkeag (5 Prospect Hill Road Stockbridge MA 01262). There will be no shuttle bus this year.
To accommodate the smaller capacity rules, Naumkeag expanded the Incredible Pumpkin Show schedule to be open Wednesday through Sunday.
Naumkeag has been hosting Halloween events for five years. These events have included the Incredible Pumpkin Show, a haunted house, a live action Clue game, and a "creepy crawly animal show."
Naumkeag is also offering fall-themed concessions that can be enjoyed while touring the pumpkin show. At what used to be the Whiskey Shack, Cruey is serving up hot cider, whoopie pies, cider doughnuts, and popcorn. Light-up necklace and headpiece are also available for if you're feeling festive.