Ludwigsburg “Kürbisausstellung” Pumpkin Festival
August 30 @ 9:00 am - November 3 @ 8:30 pm
The Ludwigsburg Kürbisausstellung, or pumpkin festival, runs at the Blühende Barock garden area at the Ludwigsburg Castle.
This year, the exhibition’s motto is the “Fantastic World of Fairytales”
More than 450,000 pumpkins and over 600 different varieties from all over the world, ranging from edible to decorative, will be featured throughout the event.
Visitors can also sample pumpkin-inspired foods and drinks ranging from pumpkin “Flammkuchen,” soup and spaghetti to pumpkin burgers, strudel, “Maultaschen,” popcorn pumpkin candy and sparkling wine.
During the “Kuerbisregatta,” or boat race, canoeists in caved pumpkins will participate in a race at the lake in front of the castle Sept. 21-22 starting at 1 p.m. (Südgarten Blühendes Barock)
The European championship for the heaviest pumpkin will be held Oct. 13 at 1:30 p.m. (Südgarten Blühendes Barock).
Halloween pumpkin carving sessions will be held Sept. 14 to Nov. 3 from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on the weekends and on German federal holidays at the Pumpkin Carving Tent. Check official website for special offers for school classes.
Tickets cost €9 for adults and €4.50 for children 15 years old and younger. Family tickets (two adults and two children 15 years old and younger) will cost €25.