Every fall our tiny canyon-land town ruffles its community feathers with a now time-honored tradition, the Pumpkin Walk. I heard murmurings of one last year, but didn’t look into it much further. Turns out, this is a pretty big deal and luckily my boss suggested we take the exchange students to see it. A little background before we get to my not-so-great phone pics (sorry!): The Pumpkin Walk was started by a couple who would use pumpkins to create scenes in their yard for families to view on Halloween. Over time, others wanted to chip in and it turned into a huge community-wide event. So fun. I love the camaraderie, Utah. Here are the highlights:
When you arrive, you’re greeted by a pumpkin puppet show:
The contributors of the actual walk get to pick their scene–most were kid-friendly or centered. This was a particular favorite. Who remembers when my first email address was MadamMim@juno.com??
How awesome are these little pumpkins for flowers?
Lego Movie was a popular scene:
It was the last night of the Pumpkin Walk, so some of the pumpkins lining the actual walk were on their last leg.
After you finished the walk, there was a tent of special crafts using pumpkins. This display of Robin Williams’ famous characters was incredible. I just watched Dead Poet’s Society for the first time this weekend and I’ve never felt his loss more.
The rest of the walk was made up of character cut-outs that kids could put their faces through. So funny to see our exchange students get into the spirit:
Consider yourself Pumpkin Walked! Put this on the to-do list for anyone wanting to visit next Fall.