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.
I absolutely loved the Robin Williams tribute. (More on that later) Look at those adorable pumpkin flowers again!
Mary Poppins was another favorite of mine.
Love that Fall light on the mountains!
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.