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.


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

  2. 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!


  3. 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.

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

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

  6. 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?

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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.

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

  11. 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.

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

  13. 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.

  14. 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!

  15. 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!

  16. 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.

  17. 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.


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