September 30, 2009
The pumpkin festival in Keene, NH http://www.pumpkinfestival.org/ is a festival to remember.
The last time I attended, the jack-o-lantern count was at 13,000. Registration for last year was over 30,000. Nothing prepared us for the volume of pumpkins that we saw, and the variety of creativity that abound. They were positioned on countless bleachers, multiple stackers, benches, and tables; doing nothing but making us smile ear to ear. People made carvings of their trade, their art, their imagination. It was truly unbelievable, and so much fun to stop by, look and admire. Just before dusk, they have countless volunteers lighting the jack-o-lanterns. It was a sight to behold, just indescribable. To see them up close and personal during the day is very special. You can admire people's ability to represent their creative side. And at night, well just imagine that many votive candles being lit - it's magical! Should you ever be near Keene, NH in mid-October, I highly recommend you to stop by and savor the fun of it all!