|This get a better idea of the pumpkin's massive scale with this photo.|
Monday, October 17, 2011
My boyfriend and I made the trek up to Half Moon Bay this past Saturday to check out the Annual Pumpkin Festival. I call it a trek not because it is far away (only about 46 minutes) but because it took us over 2 hours to get there due to festival traffic. Apparently it's a popular event! Once we got there we had a great time browsing the many arts and crafts booths, checking out the giant pumpkins, and smelling/eating all of the pumpkin foods available! One of the highlights of the event for me was the giant pumpkin carving demonstration. The pro carver on staff, Farmer Mike sculpted this 1300 lb pumpkin into this snarling face in about 5 and a half hours. He utilized the thick rind of this Atlantic Giant to really give the it dimension.
Just as things were wrapping up for the evening, I grabbed a warm pumpkin churro (so amazing) and we walked to the beach to watch the fog roll in. I spotted these dried flower seed heads and thought they looked cool up against the view of the water. It was a nice end to the day (and we out-smarted the exit traffic by taking an alternate route home).