festivals are a great way to celebrate the spooky season.
These Fall festivals usually include a variety of activities
such as costume contests, face painting, Halloween parades,
vendors, entertainment and of course huge carved pumpkin
displays as the main event. While many communities around the country hold a Pumpkin or
Fall festival, some of the
largest events include:
is full of fascinating things to see and do—especially
during Pumpkin Festival time! In 2007 the Pumpkin Festival displayed 25,644 carved
pumpkins and has set numerous world records. In 2003, they
broke their own world record by having 28,952 carved
pumpkins on display at on time, in one place! The Keene
Pumpkin Festival is held each year during New Hampshire’s
brilliant foliage season…reason enough to visit.
2006, Bostonians carved and lit 30,128 jack-o’-lanterns to
shatter the Guinness World Record. In 2007, the Boston
Pumpkin Festival worked once again to smash their own record
for the most lit jack-o-lanterns at one place, at one time.
Even though they fell short, they still carved over 21,000
pumpkins! This year’s event promises to be just as exciting
with live music, face painting, children’s activities, great
food, and of course — pumpkin carving!
Pumpkin Festival - Cumberland, Maine
Camp Sunshine is
gearing up again to beat the World Record
but in Maine!
This year’s event will take place at the Cumberland
Fairgrounds and promises to be just as exciting with live
music, face painting, children’s games, lots of great food, and pumpkin carving,
of course! Make this annual event a
tradition for your family and friends if you live in the
area. Join in for a day of pumpkins, entertainment, and family fun
at the Cumberland Fairgrounds!
Visit a Pumpkin Patch
If there are no Pumpkin Festivals near you, you can also
visit a real pumpkin farm. These farms can be found across
the nation from the West coast to the East coast, and they
often have all kinds of events planned for the month of
October. Look in your local phone book for Christmas tree
farms, most of them grow pumpkins as well.
When visiting or
investigating any spooky place be sure to
obey all local laws and always respect the
privacy of land owners and residents. Always
get advance permission to enter private
property. Never trespass on, take anything
from or damage anyone's private property.
Always show respect!