It's a festival held annually in a lakeside town based on a fall favourite but incorporating events and activities that we typically enjoy during the warm months. There's a midway, petting zoo, pub crawl and car show.
The latter is the reason my husband and I plan to attend Pumpkinfest as it will be the last outing for our classic Dodge. However, for the majority of those who will brave the promised chill of this first October weekend, the fun is centred around the vegetable for which the festival is named.
Besides the aforementioned activities, Pumpkinfest also features a pet show with prizes awarded for the best event-themed costume, a seed-spitting contest and pumpkin carving demonstrations.
It's the perfect celebration for fall's most popular produce.
In keeping with the theme, here are some great collections of pumpkin photos:
Mind-Blowing Carved Pumpkins
Inspired Pumpkin Carvings