Fantastic World of Fairytales – The Pumpkin Festival

Every year in the Autumn near the Halloween season, more than 4,50,000 pumpkins and over 600 different varieties from all over world are carved and exhibited in the garden area at the Ludwigsburg Castle. The Event is called Pumpkin Festival or The Ludwigsburg Kürbisausstellung.

There is a particular theme that runs the whole festival and this year the theme was the Fantastic World of Fairytales. Apart from the display of different types of pumpkins with its humongous sized gourds, there are also events like live music, pumpkin carving contest, European championship for the heaviest pumpkin.

There is also Pumpkin-inspired foods and drinks like Pumpkin Soup, Pumpkin Spaghetti to burgers and even Pumpkin Sparkling wine. Though I couldn’t taste and drink all of it, as I was not prepared for the gastronomical display of Pumpkins to tell the truth. In my next visit will make sure to have at least a taste of it all and may be let you guys know.

The Festival is usually between August 30 @ 9:00 am – November 3 @ 8:30 pm. The Fairytale display of Pumpkin clicks!


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