Ludwigsburg “Kürbisausstellung” The World’s Largest Pumpkin Festival
August 31 @ 9:00 am - November 4 @ 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 “Pumpkin Forest.”
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. 22-23 starting at 1 p.m. (Südgarten Blühendes Barock).
The European championship for the heaviest pumpkin will be held Oct. 14 at 1:30 p.m. (Südgarten Blühendes Barock).
Halloween pumpkin carving session will be held Oct. 27-28 starting at 10 a.m.
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.