Saturday, December 7, 2013

3 Interesting Festival Stories of Pumpkin

Pumpkin fest A.K.A. Keene Pumpkin Festival
Pumpkin fest A.K.A. Keene Pumpkin Festival
Welcome to the festive world of pumpkin! Pumpkins might not be a popular choice when it comes to favorite cuisines, but its health benefits and associated festivals are famous worldwide. Let's have a glance on 3 popular stories related to pumpkin!

Festivals, Fests and Competitive Activities


Pumpkins are undeniably associated with various national and regional festivals and shows such as:
Barnesville Pumpkin Festival
The Virginia Pumpkin Festival
Half Moon Bay Art and Pumpkin Festival
Circleville Pumpkin Show.

1. Pumpkin: A Component of Thanksgiving Meal

Delicious Pumpkin Pie dish of Pumpkin fest or Keene Pumpkin Festival
Delicious Pumpkin Pie: Special dish of Pumpkin fest or Keene Pumpkin Festival




Thanksgiving is a national holyday to show gratitude. Various nations including Canada and United States celebrate it with great joy, in which Pumpkin Pie is a commonly served dish as a part of traditional meal of the day (especially in North America).

2. Halloween & Pumpkin

Pumpkins to use in gala pumpkin fest
Pumpkins, ready to become a part of the gala pumpkin fest!

Earlier this was known as All Hallows’ Eve and was celebrated to remember the martyrs, hallows (saints) and dead. Associating with its story, later it became a secular festival where various activities are performed as trick-or-treating, arranging costume parties, experiencing haunted attractions, etc.

One of these is to carve pumpkins and make jack-o-lanterns.

Pumpkin arts: Jack-o-lanterns
Jack-o-lanterns


Pumpkin bread, roasted pumpkin seeds and pumpkin pie are associated with the celebration as Halloween food.
   
Halloween in display
Halloween displays

3. Pumpkin Chunkin

Pumpkin to throw as bomb
Ready to throw pumkin

This activity relates to a competition of throwing the pumpkins as far as possible by mechanical devices as catapults, trebuchets, slingshots, and centrifugals. Pumpkins are bred and grown in special conditions to improve their survival for the competition.

Photos Gallery: Pumpkin Festival and Fest Images


Pumpkin Chunkin in Pumpkin fest
Pumpkin Chunkin in Pumpkin festival

Pumpkin Chunkin competition apparatus
Pumpkin Chunkin competition set to go 

Pumpkin set to throw as bomb
Pumpkin getting ready for air-journey

Projected Pumpkin: Throw of pumpkin in Pumpkin Chunkin competition
Throw of pumpkin in Pumpkin Chunkin competition 

People enjoying in Pumpkin Chunkin
People in Pumpkin Chunkin

A dummy promoting World championship Pumpkin Chunkin Association
World championship Pumpkin Chunkin Association


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