Do you remember Linus waiting in the pumpkin patch for the "Great Pumpkin" to arrive? Can you believe this was created in 1959?? Me neither. Linus firmly believed that the Great Pumpkin would rise out of the pumpkin patch and deliver toys all over the world to good girls and boys..
Well, Linus, I wasn't too keen on waiting all night in a pumpkin patch so I headed to the next best option - Pumpkinfest in Wellington! If the Great Pumpkin is gonna be anywhere, it's there.
There were some mighty big pumpkins there and they take this business seriously.
Trimming and a-cleaning are required before an official weigh-in to see who will be the "Great Pumpkin" winner. The biggest I saw weighed in over 1000 lbs. That's a lotta pie.
But don't worry, if anybody can utilize a good gourd, it's Wellington on Pumpkinfest.
Pumpkin tarts, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin bread..if it can be made out of pumpkin, it was there to be had.
The day starts off with a parade (I missed the parade, dang it, I love parades) and then the whole town just gets into the spirit.
Almost every third person, big or small, young and old, were wearing these little pumpkin toques. Best...Hat...Ever.
So, like Linus, I'm now a firm believer. The great pumpkin is out there. He's either showing off his accolades picked up in the Wellington beauty contest on Saturday or yet to be discovered, somewhere in the most sincere pumpkin patch prepping for his Halloween flight.
Now can someone please pass me the whipped cream?