Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Giant Pumpkin Festival 2016

Our annual trip to the Giant Pumpkin Festival included RAIN this year! It's the first time this has happened. Last year the weather was still super hot with blazing sun. This year we were rained on while eating lunch! It's all good, though, because we need the rain anyway, and it didn't last long at all (just enough to be pesky).

So I just have a few photos to share for this year, because the entire festival was revamped and way different than previous years. The layout of the event was different, but it made seem like we were going for the first time. And that was good for annual attendees like us.

We always enjoy seeing the scarecrow competition, because each year there is a different theme. This year, the entries were limited. Either that, or the festival only chose to showcase the honorable mentions and ribbons that placed. I was a little disappointed, because I always love to see what the different groups come up with. However, this year's theme was a little tricky (because of all the "clown scare" activity going on). 

But a great new addition for this year was the entertainment. There were acrobats and carnival fun, even a guy on a unicycle! If you hadn't guessed, this year's theme was carnival related - The Greatest Pumpkin Show on Earth.

Kids and adults alike had so much fun with the giant bubbles!

These lovely ladies were doing tricks all day long on the high up hoop!

Local farms got to show off their goods. =0)

And my kids always love seeing the old rusty tractors too.

Overall, it was a really great pumpkin festival. We enjoyed, as we do every year. We really did like how the festival was changed up a little. It definitely made it interesting. We would like to see more arts & crafts booths, though. And hopefully next year it doesn't rain!

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mail4rosey said...

I love that there is a scarecrow competition! We had to go to three festivals this year, to find one we loved. We finally hit the jackpot with the last one!

Elephant's Child said...

I would so love to play in/with those bubbles.
Glad you had a wonderful day. Despite the dampness.

Debbi Huntington said...

It looks like you had a great time. I was disappointed locally this year. Our pumpkin festival, balloon festival, and corn maze were all on the same day. So the kids won and we hiked the maze. lol

La Vie En May said...

Your kids are so cute on that tractor! Looks like you had a great time Kim!

Abby / Linda said...

I don't know of a pumpkin festival like this one in my area. I will have to look to see if I can find one. It looks fun!