Pumpkin Fest at the Denver Botanic Gardens
September 23, 2011 Leave a comment
Pumpkin. Fest. Let’s break this down, shall we?
If you’re autumn-obsessed, like me, pumpkins are kind of a big deal. They appear every fall, stuffed with beta-carotene and ripe with possibilities: pie, jack-o’-lantern, pumpkin seed depository. I love pumpkins so much, that on the first day of fall, I pay homage to their king by watching The Nightmare Before Christmas.
A shindig. A hootenanny. A party. From the Latin festivus, which basically means “Party on, Romans!” (Disclaimer: this blogger was a terrible Latin student).
Pumpkin Fest clearly = pumpkin shindig.
And more. The Botanic Gardens are offering pony rides; face-painting; amusement rides; an activity tent with arts and crafts, pumpkin bowling, and monster hand building; a barrel train; and, best of all, a tour of fairyland guided by the Harvest Faerie.
There’s also a corn “maize” next door. Who doesn’t love a corn maze?
We thought that our readers would be just as excited about this sweet opportunity as we are. So, we’re giving away a free book.
Tweet us @FulcrumBooks, tag Fulcrum Publishing on Facebook, or reply to this entry with photos of you, our dear readers, with pumpkins to enter for a chance to win a copy of In Search of the Perfect Pumpkin by Gloria Evangelista. Pumpkin carving, pumpkin eating, pumpkin throwing—we don’t really care as long as we see your lovely faces with a pumpkin.
Giveaway ends on October 25, so there’s plenty of time to find the perfect pumpkin!
- What’s Your Pumpkin Carving Style? (casasugar.com)
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- Midday Muse: A Plethora of Pumpkins (casasugar.com)