Pumpkin exhibition 25.08. – 03.12.2023
World's largest pumpkin exhibition from 25.08. to 03.12.2023
From the end of August, Ludwigsburg will once again be the pumpkin capital. And this year, visitors will literally be on fire for the world's largest pumpkin exhibition in the Blühende Barock. Artistic pumpkin figures around the theme of "fire" will be lovingly designed and staged. Fred Flintstone, the Pokémon Charmander, Fireman Sam and of course Jim Knopf with his steam engine will all be in the Blossoming Baroque.
and will certainly be a popular photo motif. A total of 450,000 pumpkins will be on display and more than 600 varieties of the popular autumn fruit, such as colourful ornamental pumpkins or glowing carved pumpkins, will be on display.
Dinner is served
The fiery exhibition is sure to make you not only thirsty but also hungry. For those who work up an appetite, there is a wide selection of pumpkin specialities: pumpkin soup, pumpkin rice pan, pumpkin maultaschen, pumpkin cheese spaetzle, spaghetti pumpbinese, pumpkin waffles, tasty pumpkin fries and, as a refreshment, pumpkin secco or spritzer. Freshly baked pumpkin bread from the stone oven or jams, pumpkin seed pesto, seed oil, spices and also seeds or autumnal decoration ideas round off the offer.
Exciting pumpkin competitions and events
The popular entertainment programme starts with the funny world of pumpkin gnomes from 31.08. to 03.09. Daring canoeists will once again plunge into the waters of the Südgarten lake in hollowed-out giant pumpkins on 16/17 September. Germany's largest pumpkin soup will be prepared for a good cause on 23/24 September. The German Pumpkin Weighing Championships on 1 October and the European Championships on 8 October will be exciting. Will the world record weight of 1226 kg be beaten? At the Giant Pumpkin Carving Festival on 15 October, international stars will take up their knives. Pumpkin carving for all is on 21/22 October and on the Halloween weekend from 28-31 October. From 28 October, the exhibition will be extended into the evening hours and entertain visitors with illuminated pumpkin artworks ranging from scary to funny. At the Battle of the Giant Winning Pumpkins on 26/11, you can buy seeds and become a grower yourself.