Connecticut October 13, 2017
The One Connecticut Town Everyone Must Visit This Fall
There is one town in Connecticut that you absolutely have to visit in the fall because it doesn’t exist in any other season. That’s right, this tiny town shuts down and goes to sleep during the winter, spring and summer. Established in 1993, Pumpkintown U.S.A. currently has a population of just 70 residents, but for a small village, this place has quite a bit going on.
The founders of Pumpkintown are Leroy Butternut and Penelope Parton. They arrived in East Hampton and settled down at Paul and Sandy's Too, a local garden center.
Each autumn Leroy and Penelope returned and brought some friends. When the population soared to over 30, the pumpkinheads asked if they could build a town at the garden center. Paul and Sandy quickly agreed and Pumpkintown was born.
Pumpkintown is much like any other small old fashioned town. It has a country store to fulfill shopping needs and a saloon for the pumpkinheads to enjoy, There is even a barbershop for a shave or a haircut.
For those that get too rowdy at the saloon, they could end up in the Pumpkintown jail.
Pumpkinheads occasionally get married at the little white church located in the village.
And just like the rest of us, the residents of Pumpkintown raise families.
Of course, the pumpkinheads also have jobs. They are farmers, shopkeepers, ministers, barbers and more. It is a very diverse population.
And of course there are animals in Pumpkintown as well. Pigs, chickens and geese are just some of the animals you can find around the village.
The residents of Pumpkintown are super friendly. They each wear a name tag so that you won't forget who they are. They love having visitors during the fall.
Some of the pumpkinheads don't live in town. More than 30 residents have decided they like a more quiet atmosphere and they live in the nearby woods. If you want to meet them, you can take a hayride out to see them in their dwellings.
Pumpkintown is open to visitors from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily. They do charge an admission fee to visit the village and an additional charge for the hayride out into the woods, but it is well worth it.
You can only find Pumpkintown for six weeks in the fall at Paul and Sandy's Too located at 93 E. High St.,
East Hampton, CT. Make sure you stop by to visit this autumn.
Have you ever been to visit Pumpkintown U.S.A.? Who was your favorite pumpkinhead resident that you encountered? Share your experiences in the comments section below.