Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Pumpkin Festival Photos

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!
You can see the crowd that was there!

Rows of people lined up all through the town!

These birdhouses are neat. I bought one a year or so ago, a little more rustic looking.

And lines at all the food booths all the time...

Pork rinds (skins) anyone?
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!


  1. What fun pictures! Our town usually does a Scarecrow Festival. I think I would have had to buy a birdhouse... so cute.

    Btw, I've Tagged you. Come and see if you have time.

    Nita Jo

  2. OOOH Lana, I almost feel like I was there... and those food signs made me hungry...mmmmmm funnel cakes... Hugs, MO

  3. Love those boots Lana....are they yours?

    Great pictures...the festival looks like a lot of fun...and mmmmmmmmmm...funnel cakes...gosh I love those. Love the wicker furniture...I swear...I just noticed that MO said the same about the funnel cakes..I swear I wasn't copying her!!!!


  4. Oh I love the twiggy willow furniture and headboard. Looks like such fun and funnel cakes. Love them. Our festival here in Warsaw is the 18th and 19th of this month.

    primitive woolen

  5. Local festivals are my favorite part of fall- hope I get to one or two soon! Looks like you had fun.

  6. How fun! It looks like the church's float was a big hit...lots of candy throwers!

  7. Lana,

    That looks like it was so much fun and what a beautiful day weather wise...thanks for the great pics..ohh the twig furniture, my MIL makes some that is incredible..right along the lines of these you showed...

    Big hugs,

  8. It looks like a FUN day Lana! Nothing beats a small town HUGE crowd of folks all having a fun time eating and meandering around! Cant wait to see the giant punkinaters! xoxoxoo rachael