Monday, October 29, 2012

Pumpkin Festival

Last weekend we enjoyed ourselves a little bit of Pumpkin Festival, New England style. That's right, we went to the Keene, New Hampshire Pumpkin Festival. It was quite the spectacle. 29,381 pumpkins lined the streets of Keene and we were able to peruse quite the variety of carvings. 

Keene looks like a typical New England town. Small streets lined with cute shops and large churches and plenty of autumn foliage. We decided to get there about an hour and a half before sundown so we could see it during the light as well as with all the jack-o-lanterns lit up.
It was a beautiful day in New Hampshire. We LOVED being outside enjoying a break from homework and a busy workweek. 

All the streets were lined with pumpkins, and there were structures built around the city center that had even more pumpkins. Literally, there were so many pumpkins. I can't even imagine how they counted them all. 

One of the guys from Property Brothers was there. Since Caitlin and I love HGTV, we made sure to snap a picture of him filming some clips for Halloween Wars. Can you see him in the background?

The variety of pumpkins was great - and the tower they built was one of our favorites. Why doesn't every city have a Pumpkin Festival? It is the perfect way to spend an October weekend.

While we were there, we had to sample the food, so we got bratwursts and some fried dough. Yes, they call scones/elephant ears Fried Dough. Such a strange concept - calling the food exactly what it is. :) And of course we loved it. 
The night ended with a counting of the pumpkins - and although we didn't reach the world record (just a few thousand short) we were part of one of the largest Pumpkin Festivals in the US. Yay for New England and it's never-ending festivals!

1 comment:

  1. I've been seeing commercials for the Pumpkin neat to see the place and one of the twins (I don't remember their names.)!