Mac and I really love when we find something that captures
This Pumpkin Festival at the
Blühende Barock Garden,
(Castle Garden of Ludwigsburg Castle)
not only captured our fancy but completely charmed us.
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The theme for the 12th annual pumpkin festival was
Dinosaurs made out of pumpkins and squash
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.
a German Soul group
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
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!