There is no place like Germany to arrange the largest pumpkin festival in the world! Throughout the two months of the Ludwigsburg Pumpkin Festival (Kürbisausstellung Ludwigsburg) over 450,000 pumpkins are on display: from smooth to bumpy, skinny to mammoth, and edible to decorative. You probably never knew that there are 800 different kinds of pumpkin in the world. Art pieces and action scenes with pumpkins are on display every day during the festival. But there are also events you won't like to miss: giant pumpkin carving, pumpkin regatta, smashing pumpkins, etc.
And, of course, what's the point in visiting such a festival if you can't taste your favorite pumpkin dishes? Pumpkin fries, pumpkin burgers, pumpkin strudels, even pumpkin chutney and pumpkin ketchup. And, yeeeees, pumpkin soup! A giant bowl of it! To taste it means to contribute to charity.