Thursday, October 16, 2014

Pumpkins

As many of you know, every year at this time Damariscotta and Newcastle, aka the Twin Villages, celebrate Pumpkinfest, which features massive pumpkins that local artists decorate, a prize for the biggest, a pumpkin catapult (hey, we know how to have fun here), and a pumpkin regatta (yep, guys - and gals - in pumpkin boats). It's a lot of fun but my favorite part is always the big pumpkins lining the streets all carved and painted. Here are a few that caught my eye...

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loved this one with the sea monster



and this one with the purple flowers...



yep, that's 1695lbs!!!





22 comments:

  1. The first and the last are priceless!
    Dig the new header, Marcy. Wonder if that's the dude who tried to play Mini-Alex's guitar last week?

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    1. Yeah, the artists are pretty creative. As for my Header friend, I took his pic a few years ago so who knows where he went after his photo session...

      :)

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  2. They're always so creative with the pumpkins. I wish my town had an event like this. That last one is great. :)

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    1. The event has grown and brought tons of tourists in which is good for the area and fun for everyone. Sort of a last hurrah before winter comes and spoils everything.

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  3. I thought the sea monster was going to be my favorite until I got to the minion. I'm a sucker for those little guys. Great pictures.

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    1. It's hard to pic favorites; they're all pretty amazing.

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  4. Those pumpkins are great. When I was a reporter, I covered a "pumpkin chuckin'" with a catapult. It was almost fun. Or I pretended it was to make people happy.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Yup, they do that here, though I haven't seen it. I stick to the pretty pumpkins :)

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  5. Forget about the pumpkins, you have my favorite insect as your blog picture. PRAYING MANTIS!

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  6. This is so fun. I hope I get there to see it one day.

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    1. It happens every Columbus day weekend - you should come up!

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  7. Love all the pumpkins. Very creative.

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  8. Those are great! When I saw the minion at the bottom I thought of L.Diane Wolf... does she follow this blog??? She would love it:)

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    1. Yeah, I HAD to take a pic of the minion!

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  9. Those are great. I love the gourd lighthouse.

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    1. I know. Someone actually carved that. I'm always so impressed by the talent and imagination.

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  10. I think I liked the white one from last year better :)
    We have pumpkins fairs here too in my Vojvodina, but in small towns and villages

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  11. Joe and the last one are my favorites.

    So much fun.

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