Autumn is a lovely season and, I have to admit, very dear to me (I was born in November, I got married in September, you get the idea). Since it is the harvest season, Autumn bears significant importance for people all over the world, and is celebrated in unique ways everywhere you go. For instance, I would love to see Ludwigsburg, Germany this season, to participate at the world’s largest pumpkin festival which takes place until November 3 in the beautiful gardens of the Ludwigsburg Palace.
The Ludwigsburg Kürbisausstellung (pumpkin festival) debuts today, and lasts until September 22nd: Ray Villafane, the Grand Master of the Pumpkin Carving will make his world famous Schnitzkünste.
Germany’s largest pumpkin soup will be prepared on Saturday and Sunday, September 28th and September 29th – all for a good cause. And on October 6, you’ll see who has the heaviest pumpkin in Germany.
This is an all-things-pumpkin event: pumpkin popcorn, pumpkin carving, pumpkin gastronomy, pumpkin sculptures, and more, for all ages! Each edition of the festival has a special theme – and the sculptures match it. Previous editions brought over 400,000 pumpkins on site. Yes, that’s quite impressive!
If you like the Fall, if you want to have fun, if you like pumpkins, and if you are in Germany right now you should consider a visit to the Ludwigsburg Palace to attend the Pumpkin Festival!