Pumpkin Festival – Celebrating Autumn in Stuttgart Area

Pumpkin Festival – Celebrating Autumn in Stuttgart Area

Is that time of the year! Not the Ho-Ho-Ho one, but that time where leaves change colors, forests turn into beautiful orange pastel, sunsets last tenths of minutes and turn into spectacular sky art, and of course pumpkin soup is cooking in all kitchens. Yummy! As much as I am a summer person, I find this period somehow cosy and chill. A slowly transition from nesting to hibernation. What can be a better way to start the autumn, than celebrating it at a pumpkin festival?

Yellow and green pumpkins from the Pumpkin Festival in Ludwigsburg 2018
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Today as the 1st of October I am introducing you to the Ludwigsburg Pumkin Festival (in Stuttgart Area, Germany). Each year for about 2 Months the Blühendes Barock Castle in Ludwigsburg is hosting this colored festival where thousand of pumpkins are brought from the surrounding area. Yes, all made in Germany!

Blühendes Barock, Ludwigsburg Castle Picture
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For an Entrance Fee of 9 EUR/ pP (* official prices 2019 ) you can spend a few good hours there visiting the castle gardens, the pumpkin exhibition and the Fairy Tale Garden. All included in the Ticket Price. Opening hours are between 9:00 and around 18:00 depending on the time of the month. There is no artificial light for the exhibition so you better get your shots in the day time.

What to see? Pumpkins decorations, giant pumpkin sculptures, artistic carving, pumpkin canoe competition, 555 liters pumpkin soup, culinary and decorative pumpkin sales.

Pumpkin soup in a white plate served with pumpkin bread
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What to eat? You will not leave this event hungry that is for sure. Pumpkin gourmet specialties are there ready to be sold: Pumpkin Tarte Flambee, Pumpkin Bread, Pumpkin Burger, Roasted Pumpkin Seeds and many more.


“Our pumpkins are grown primarily in the district of Ludwigsburg. About 80% come from the Eisenmann fruit farm near Marbach am Neckar, while roughly 20% are grown by pumpkin producers in the greater Stuttgart region. This regional cooperation enables us to reach our goal of offering local produce requiring minimum transport.” * official website.

Red Pumpkins Ludwigsburg Festival 2018
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BONUS Subscribe in October to our Newsletter on smileyioana.com and you will receive 3 Free Pumpkins Desktop Wallpapers from the Ludwigsburg Festival.

Thank you for reading and looking forward to hear your thoughts on the pumpkin season. Follow www.smileyioana.com on WordPress or @smileyioana on Instagram!

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