Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Pumpkinfest

As many of you know we have this silly celebration here called Pumpkinfest, in which giant pumpkins are grown, decorated, catapulted, and even raced in - on water no less. I didn't get any of those pics but I do have some pretty cool ones of the painted, carved, and otherwise decorated pumpkins. Here's one I particularly liked:



Have a stellar Wednesday  :)

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  1. A silly event, but we get to enjoy your photos!
    Very clever to use the pumpkin stem to create 3D birds.

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    1. Those are actually gourds and yes, very cleverly used!

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  2. Its too bad that they rot. But its great that pictures can last forever.

    Hugs and chocolate,
    Shelly

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    1. Everything rots eventually and pumpkins this big aren't any good for eating. But they are good for fun :)

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  3. I have always wanted to go to that event. Does that make me weird?

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    1. You should try to come down next year - I live within walking distance of the event and you would be welcome to come to my house and walk into town with with me :)

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  4. ooh, such delight! We just had a competition for the biggest pumpkin here in my Vojvodina... ours are always the Guiness record holders :)

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    1. They do that here, too. I have a pic of the biggest but I forget how much it weighed - over 1000lbs (not sure how that translates into metric but it's BIG!)

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  5. Those are great pumpkins. People are so artistic.

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    1. Wait til you some of the others...

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  6. That's so cool! Did they use the stem as a head for a bird? Very creative.

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    1. Small gourds. And yes, extremely creative!

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  7. That's a beautiful pumpkin. Then they chuck it? That seems a waste. A pumpkin boat race? That's awesome.

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    1. They will stay on the street for a couple weeks then go back into the earth, so not really a waste as they can't be eaten - by us.

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  8. Here, we have a pumpkin fest as well, but it includes dropping the heaviest pumpkin on a car, while eating kettle corn.

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    1. Ha! They do that, too! With a catapult!

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  9. Now that's truly a work of art! Brilliant! take care
    x

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    1. It really was one of the better ones - but wait. there will be more...

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    1. The regatta is truly mad - grown men making boats of giant pumpkins and then actually getting in to toodle around!

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  11. Pretty great! Love your pumpkinfest photos and look forward to them every year!

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  12. First, there are awesome lobster bakes and now people are painting giant pumpkins for fun? I gotta move to Maine. You guys do all the cool stuff. ;)

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    1. It's silly but it's a good way to get people out and it's good for business. We are, after all, just a small town, dependent mostly on tourism so some Autumn business is a good thing for everyone!

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  13. Oh, I love this pumpkin! There's even a tiny little tiki hut :)

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    1. Ha! I didn't even notice that until you pointed it out :)

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  14. A silly event, sure, but the artistic part of it is awesome! That pumpkin looks great. :)

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    1. It is pretty awesome. I'm always amazed at the creativity of the people who decorate them all.

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  15. I love the gourd birds :) Maybe it makes me silly, but this event doesn't seem silly to me. It sounds like something I would love!

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  16. Now that would be fun to visit!

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