Saturday, October 18, 2014

Kurbis Fest Time!

400,000? That’s a Lot of Pumpkins!

Do you know where the World’s Largest Pumpkin Fest is held?? In Germany! More than 400,000 different types of pumpkins are brought in and arranged into a variety of sculptures depending on the theme for the year. This year, the Ludwigsburg Pumpkin Festival has a sports theme. The pumpkins are arranged and displayed as athletes participating in different sport events from swimming to boxing.

The festival also has pumpkin boat races (Yes they race in hollowed out pumpkins!), the heaviest pumpkin competition and plenty of pumpkin foods to eat and drink. Pumpkin popcorn, pumpkin wine, pumpkin hamburgers (I don’t know about that!) and lots of other pumpkin flavored goodies. So if you are in the market for pumpkins and are unable to make a trip to Ludwigsburg, Germany, there are many other pumpkin fests in the local area.  For example, Hitscherhof, Germany is just around the corner from us.  Below are some pictures of the smaller fest.  If you can't make it to Germany, try some of these pumpkin ideas to create a pumpkin festival in your classroom!

Pumpkin Books :

 Pixie Pics :

Pumpkin Videos:

the little old lady who wasn't afraid of anything

Little Bird Tale:  How to Make a Jack –o- lantern





Pumpkin Activities:

                              Pumpkin Life Cycle
Math - Which is bigger?
Pumpkin Poetry
Picture of Pumpkin Farm
Pumpkin Writing
More Pumpkin Activities    


Random Pics of my Saturday Drives:



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