Well, I promised photos but I didn't get a lot of great shots. The Great Pumpkin Festival, which is held annually in Allardt, was a hit as usual. There were so many people there that cars were parked about 1/2 a mile away any which way you went out of the little town of Allardt. And when I tried to get a spot to watch the parade, I was behind several people, and if you know me personally, you know I'm short, and that doesn't help when trying to take pictures in a crowd, lol! I did get a few shots of the float decorated by our little church. Each year, the kids (and adults!) enjoy decorating it the night before and have a pizza and dessert party afterwards.
Then during the parade, the youth group (and youth at heart!) ride on it, tossing candy to the bystanders.
There were booths with handmade jewelry, lots of handbags, afghans, quilts, really neat crafty stuff that you'd normally find at a fall festival. Just look at this twig furniture! I thought I took more photos, but only had 2.
Besides settees and headboards, there were wonderful dining tables and chairs! Wish I had a pic of those for you to see. The following are more of the parade... 4-H, beauty pageant winners, tractors, JROTC, etc.... and dusty... I used restraint and didn't buy a thing, except for a bottle of cold water!
Rows of people lined up all through the town!
I did manage to find a parking space in the school parking lot nearby; my car is behind the tree on the left. (below)
The weather was beautiful, but it was hot, and dry...
I didn't even et through the crowd across the road to get pics of the giant pumpkins, but when the local paper comes out tomorrow, I'll get a copy and share the pics with you.
Tomorrow I'll share some photos of the colorful foliage around home.
Take Care and God Bless!