Pumpkin Festival, Mahone Bay

4 10 2009

This week-end was the 13th Great Scarecrow and Pumpkin Festival at Mahone Bay. This is a celebration of Autumn and attracts huge crowds to this tiny town. Residents and shop-keepers take up the scarecrow challenge and make decorative scare crows for the gardens and pavements. Louise has taken lots of photos of these and you can see them on her Blog at   http.louisequeen.wordpress.com I took a few photos as we walked around the town on a beautiful warm evening last night.

This house had made a French cafe scene like Allo, Allo.

Allo allo

Popeye and Olive Oil hung on a pole at the harbour.


And Mick Jagger played his guitar.

Mick Jagger

There is a Pumpkin Walk up a path lit by 150 pumpkins all carved by Jo-Ann’s Market. I think most of Halifax had arrived to see this wonderful display. We have certainly not been in such a crowd since coming to Canada – not even at the Tall Ships Festival.

Pumpkins 3

The pumpkins were carved and placed in themed groups, like flowers, leaves and spiders.

ABoats, lobsters and all things fishy.



All of these in pitch black, although my photos don’t show that very well.B

It was a real succes, but unfortunately there has been a continual downpour to-day, which will have spolt the antique car festival at the harbour, and washed away the scarecrows.