Ludwigsburg Pumpkin Festival

It tasted like vegetable stew--very creamy and flavorful. 

Why does the community have this tradition?:

When we talk about a pumpkin festival we think about Halloween.However, in Germany Halloween is not something Germans typically celebrate. There is no pumpkin carving in this festival. The German pumpkin festival is about the harvest in fall, celebrating the result of agricultural hard work.

Is this tradition connected to its environment? How?:

The festival was located in Ludwigsburg, Germany. Ludwigsburg is a city in the State of Baden-Württemberg. The word Ludwigsburg means Ludwig’s Castle in English. It came from Duke Eberhard Ludwig of Württemberg and the famous Castle he built back in 1704. This city hosts the world's largest pumpkin exhibition at the beautiful "Blühendes Barock" (flowering baroque), a fairy-tale garden. I entered this festival from the northern side of the entrance. The first thing that caught my eyes was the gigantic formal garden. A long, naturally cultivated green lawn lay down the middle. Hundreds of colorful flowers are planted on both sides of the lawn. It took me 20 minutes to walk over to the palace. 

According to the official online information about this garden, since this garden now belongs to the State, they make money by accepting donations and from hosting festivals. This money keeps this garden going after hundreds of years. The owners host this pumpkin festival in order to encourage people to care about their historical ecological eviroment. It is a great reason to take a trip and to appreciate natural's beauty.