Sunday, October 28, 2012

LL Bean pumpkin festival...

Yesterday was a photography kinda day, foggy coast in the morning, pumpkin festival in the evening.

It was the 10th Annual Pumpkin Festival held at LL Bean in Freeport Maine, there is another "sister" festival 7th Annual Weston Pumpkin Festival held in Weston Massachusetts.

The Freeport festival kicked of last night (10/27) and Weston started on October 21st, but both will have their gaggle of gourds on display until Halloween (and maybe a few days after).

Both are put on to support of Camp Sunshine, an outstanding organization which runs a retreat for children with life threatening illnesses AND their families. You can learn more Camp Sunshine and what they do here at their website.

If you are looking for other pumpkin festivals check out the New England mac daddy, the "Keene Pumpkin Festival" (Keene New Hampshire), which came in second this year to the "Highwood Pumpkin Festival" (Highwood Illinois).

If you don't live near any of the above locations you can head over to "Pumpkin Patches and More" where you'll fin every pumpkin festivals, pumpkin weigh-offs, corn mazes, and pumpkin funfests from Maine to California.

This is a pumpkin from last night that was in the 600 pound range.

And though this was one of the smallest, it was one of my favorites.

Click on any of the images to view larger.

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