Sunday, October 18, 2015
Pumpkin Festival Grounds
Starting at 10 a.m.

All giant pumpkins will be weighed by October 18, 2015. Over the last two weekends (October 4th and 11th), we found the heaviest pumpkins from the region, from Germany and from Europe. The three heaviest giants from each category will ascend to the winners podium where they will display their prowess for all to see until the festival closing on November 8.

But what happens to the other pumpkins that are almost but not quite colossal enough to be crowned on the red carpet?  Those that end up in what used to be the thankless bottom echelons now undergo a spectacular transformation as they are carved into magnificent and creative works of art.

Selected pumpkin artists will carve one-of-a-kind sculptures out of the giant pumpkins. On this day, interested pumpkin growers will be offered the chance to obtain seeds from these gargantuan gourds.

The audience will be invited to watch the pumpkin artists closely, evaluate their artworks and artistic charm and cast a vote for their favourite carver. In this way the audience gets a vote on the jury. There are great prizes to be won for both the artists and visitors.

We’re looking forward to your visit!


  • Giant pumpkin carving festival
  • October 18, 2015
  • Starting at 10 a.m.
  • Blühendes Barock Ludwigsburg
  • Prizes for pumpkin carving artists and visitors