Sunday, September 18, 2011

THE PUMPKIN FESTIVAL, Ludwigsburg, Germany

Mac and I really love when we find something that captures
our imaginations. 
This Pumpkin Festival at the
Blühende Barock Garden,

(Castle Garden of Ludwigsburg Castle)
not only captured our fancy but completely charmed us.
(Remember if you'd like a better view of a picture, you may click on the photo to enlarge it.)

The theme for the 12th annual pumpkin festival was

Dinosaurs made out of pumpkins and squash
were everywhere.

We marveled at the imaginations
that could create such creatures.

Many of the dinosaur heads were hand carved from wood.

There festival has something for everyone in your family.

From the beautiful garden


to pumpkin carving tents for the kiddies, there is truly
something for everyone.

There are fabulous playgrounds for the kids

as well as a cartoon theater.  They were showing the FROG PRINCE
in German when we went in. It was still easy to follow even if you don't speak

The Fairytale area (follow the signs for
Märchengarten) has a boat ride,

and train ride.

A pretty walk  leads you from fairytale to fairytale.
Here is little RED RIDING HOOD

and the wolf!
An American Mom was having her children
"guess" the fairytales as they were
listed in German.

Rapunzel's castle, where if your children call out loudly enough
she'll let down her hair.

Now let's talk FOOD.
Here is the fabulous pumpkin risotto.

Mac had the pumpkin soup with pumpkin maultaschen.
(a large ravoli)
He said it tasted "amazing".

I had the pumpkin spaghetti which, was
incredible.  Very tasty!

We shared a "Pumpkin strudel".
Mac especially enjoyed that.

Funk Kartell
a German Soul group
entertained us.

As we strolled back through the gardens on our way home

we thought these smaller pumpkin carvings so cute

Mac loved the mice and pumpkin cheese.

while I kinda liked this little guy.

Remember this fest runs through November 6th
so you still have a chance to visit it too.
Set your GPS
for Mompelgardstrasse 28
Tickets cost
8 Euro for adults
3.90 Euro for children 15 and under.
Mac gives this Fest
3 thumbs up and he can't wait to see
what the "theme" will be next year!

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