3 Oct 2011

OUR WORLD - Pumpkin Festival


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I went with my friend Ilona to the Pumpkin festival in Ittre near Waterloo. We still had summer temperatures up to 26°C (79F) and the sun shining as payed for.



The welcome sign



and one of the beautiful displays of pumpkins



The farm was old and rather huge, and as you can see many people had the same idea as we.





Choosing pumpkins



or real good honey, I found the decoration of the stand very original.







Besides all kind of pumpkin plates, cakes and jam, there was even a pumpkin Schnaps ! Very tasty, a little sweet and quiet strong Ilona stated !





A Spanish singer sang Spanish songs



While the horses did their show to the music. It was real beautiful.



The kids too had a lot of fun, jumping and rolling in the hay





and two donkeys got a lot of cuddles from them this day.

After a nice refreshing drink, I bought a cone of chips, Ilona a pumpkin, a bottle of Schnaps and honey. Then we drove home.

18 comments:

Carver said...

The pumpkin festival looks like so much fun. You got some great shots there.

Sylvia K said...

Looks like such a fun festival! I do love events like this! Love the donkey, he surely would have gotten a hug and pat from me! All of that and music as well, not to mention PUMPKINS! Wonderful post for the day, Gattina, as always! Have a wonderful week!

Sylvia

Sallie (FullTime-LIfe) said...

That looks like so much fun, and puts me in an Autumn mood, even tho your temperatures sound more like summer! That bin of winter squashes looks wonderful.

Loree said...

I may have to try that pumpkin schnapps ;) It all looks like so much fun.

Gary said...

Great farm tour, and I love farm fresh honey!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

hannah said...

What a nice thing to go and visit. Did you take any home with your? And if so, what are you going to use them for?

Kay L. Davies said...

Fabulous farm, Gattina. Pumpkins and squashes and gourds, and everything, even a Musical Ride. What a lovely way to spend a day.

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

Ann said...

I am reading a magazine which is asking people to plant plants for bees. A bee keeping suit costs $100. How much was the one at your festival.

The rate I am asking from you, soon, you will get a container to see stuff to me, esp days of rainless days. LOL

Arija said...

What a wonderful day out on a working farm with great things to sample and/or take home.
The honey and Schnaps seems like a great idea.

Gracie said...

We still have warm weather too. It seems that this year summer won't go away....

Reader Wil said...

Hi Gattina! You had a great time and the weather was perfect, like ours. We are still having some nice warm and sunny days. I didn't know that there was something like pumpkin Schnaps. That sounds wonderful! Thanks for sharing.
Thanks for your visit. Yes Loo means wood. I thought I had to explain that, otherwise everybody would get the impression that the palace was one big toilet.Lol.

ladyfi said...

What a wonderful festival - and the weather looks great too.

this is Belgium said...

great reportage !

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Hi there I am visiting your site as another Our World Tuesday participant today. This is just the sort of event I really enjoy attending, even virtually it was fun.

Kathiesbirds said...

Well, I am guessing you drove home contented! Love the horses and the donkey. Pumpkin schnapps? I wonder if it tastes as good as Pumpkin Spice Latte!

Barbara said...

I love pumpkins - what a great idea to have a festival for them! It looks so much fun, and I like the idea of the schnapps!

Jackie said...

I've made Pumpkin pies, soup, and bread, but I didn't know you could make a drink with it, Schnaps...wow, I bet it nearly blows your head off!
You do seem to have a lot of interesting festivals going on around you.

Lifecruiser Travel said...

You're always out on such nice excursions. Love this festival too. I've only been on one pumpkin festival and that was in US. Haven't seen any around here, but it might come more in the future.