Last weekend was one of my favorite events of the year, and by far the event I look forward to most before halloween. I’m talking about the pumpkin festival hosted at chatfield reservoir that I attend each year with ryan’s family.
My nieces loved the hayride we took over to the pumpkin patch and could not stop talking about finding the perfect pumpkin to take home with them. They went up and down the aisles of pumpkins with intention, carefully examining each one. It was so cute to hear them shout out for their granny, uncle ryan or mommy when they found a contender. We also found a kind women to take our annual family photo together; another one of the traditions I love so much.
The weather was crisp and sunny upon arrival but by the time we were done picking through the hundreds of pumpkins in the patch, the clouds rolled in, the wind picked up and it even started to sprinkle. However, we have been going to this festival for over 10 years and we have experienced much worse (freezing temps and even flurries). The weather did not stop us from eating delicious fair food and sipping on homemade rootbeer as we strolled through the beautiful grounds.
I hope we all will be getting together next week to carve our pumpkins together. That would be icing on the cake before next friday.
What are your annual halloween traditions? Feel free to leave a comment and share.