Boo-hoo-hoo! It’s Halloween and PumpkinFest is celebrated in the King Mihai I Park (Herastrau, Charles de Gaulle entrance) in Bucharest. PumpkinFest is the first Halloween festival in Romania. The festival started on October 24th and
Boo-hoo-hoo! It’s Halloween and PumpkinFest is celebrated in the King Mihai I Park (Herastrau, Charles de Gaulle entrance) in Bucharest.
PumpkinFest is the first Halloween festival in Romania. The festival started on October 24th and will end on Sunday, the 27th.
The smell of pumpkin surrounds the park’s alleys, and the unique holiday atmosphere will relax you after a hard week’s work and detach you. The central element of this festival – the pumpkin – you will find it in the most unusual variants: baked pumpkin, homemade pumpkin cakes, pumpkin ice cream, pumpkin pie or pumpkin cannoli and many more.
For the greedy, the organizers also prepared stands with traditional Romanian food, burgers, barbecue, but also areas with fruits, vegetables, and organic jams. Fresh wine will flow abundantly and will perfectly complement the taste of the festival this weekend.
The largest wall of sculpted and illuminated pumpkins in Europe
But at the center of the event is the largest wall of sculpted and illuminated pumpkins in Europe. The organizers set out to put together 30,000 custom pumpkins and form a wall – 5 meters high and 100 meters long. Each evening, the pumpkin wall will be lit, creating a unique spectacle and an unforgettable atmosphere.
You can also help raise this wall by carving your own pumpkin, and put it on the 5m high wall.
Admission to the festival is free, however, if you want to participate in raising this wall, you should know that a kit costs 30 RON and contains a pumpkin, gloves, wood carving tool and candle.
I was there yesterday and I confess that I had fun. I modeled the most friendly pumpkin and laughed heartily with my friends. This event is perfect for children and for all those who want to have fun. I guarantee the atmosphere is unique here, and you will spend quality time with your loved ones. You will create beautiful memories that will remain not only in Europe’s largest carved pumpkin wall, but also in your hearts.
If you are in Bucharest and have no other plans this weekend, I recommend you go to this festival.
Don’t forget to clean up behind you. At the edge of the tables there are garbage bags, where you can throw all the pumpkin leftovers.
The knife you will receive to carve the pumpkin is made of wood. You need to know that it will get wet and deteriorate pretty quickly. You can bring a spoon from home to clean the contents of the pumpkin easier, and a small knife to make it easier to carve.
I chose to make a nice and funny pumpkin instead of a scary one. What does your pumpkin look like?