# pumpkin walk 2014

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:

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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??

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Pop-culture favorites:

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How awesome are these little pumpkins for flowers?

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Lego Movie was a popular scene:

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It was the last night of the Pumpkin Walk, so some of the pumpkins lining the actual walk were on their last leg.

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I absolutely loved the Robin Williams tribute. (More on that later) Look at those adorable pumpkin flowers again!

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Mary Poppins was another favorite of mine.

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Charlotte’s Web:

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Cue Frozen:

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Love that Fall light on the mountains!

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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.

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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:

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Consider yourself Pumpkin Walked! Put this on the to-do list for anyone wanting to visit next Fall.

 

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