Monday, October 8, 2012

Giant Pumpkin Festival, Part 1

Over the weekend, we went to an annual Giant Pumpkin Festival!  It was so much fun, with so much to see and do for the kids (and the big kids too).  We went last year for the first time, and you can read about that visit HERE.  This year, Baby Girl is older, so she joined in on the fun!  Today I'll show you the giant pumpkins, but you'll have to come visit again to see the rest of the fun.  =0)







While we were there, we saw one being weighed, and it came in at 687.28 pounds!  I'm sure there were heavier pumpkins there too, but that's the one we saw being weighed.  It's nothing compared to the 2012 record breaking 2009 pounder that we heard about last week!  Did you hear about that one? 


Have you ever seen giant pumpkins? I bet it would be fun to grow some.  Next year I think we'll try growing some regular pumpkins, at least.  And that will have to do.  We've never tried growing pumpkins.

9 comments :

Audrey Friesen said...

There is a pumpkin fair about 30 minutes from me. They always have giant ones too :)
That is really amazing!
Wonder how many pies that would make?....

Sweet Fix @ Maria Corcuera said...

omg! that's amazing!!! I absolutely love october (have a b day too in this month :)

Emma said...

Haha- looks so fun! I love the way they get so large that their shape is all distorted and funny looking.

Additionsstyle said...

Wow, I have never seen a pumpkin that big up close. It must have been fun to see. Glad every one had a good time!
Valerie
Everyday Inspired

Yankee Burrow Creations said...

our local pumpkin fair is next month, and I can't wait...I love pumpkins. but canning these would be a chore!!! lol
Debbi
-yankeeburrowcreations

Rose said...

I have seen pumpkins that big at the Iowa State Fair. It's incredible. I can't imagine how long it takes to get the seeds to grow pumpkins of that size.

Hi, Im Kelly! said...

Oh how FUN I totally would have gone as well :) Those are HUUUGE

Sheryl Hastings said...

This looks like a lot of fun. We have some fun, fall festivals here and your post makes me want to visit them.

Tisha said...

Oh my goodness! Them are some giant pumpkins. I just love this time of year with all the festivals. We plan to go to the big Apple Festival in Elijah this coming up weekend. I can't wait to taste one of those hot apple pies...yumm.