The Great Pumpkin Drop
I'm not sure how this tradition started...but it's rather unique. Below our house, there is a tiny quaint village. It is a very beautiful place. The village sits along a peacefull river that makes a complete "u turn" around the land.
There is a bridge that crosses over the river to the village. This is the starting point of the Great Pumpkin Drop
Everyone saves their Halloween Pumpkin for Thanksgiving Day. They are starting to get pretty rotten by now...hahahah!
During Church, the starting time was announced. Be at the bridge at 3:30. My family was one of the first ones there..but shortly before 3:30, the participants starting coming down the hill from the village, each carrying their pumpkin. The participants range from infant to 104 years old...totaling about 50 people
Even a local dog, wearing his best fall bandanna came! Who wants to miss all the excitement?
Everyone takes their pumpkin and lines them up on the side of the bridge. There were all sizes of pumpkins and squash!
Here is my husband with our "spaghetti squash" for we didn't exactly have any pumpkins to spare. These were extras that were old.
Then the designated counter, counts to 3. On 3, you throw your pumpkin into the river. Then everyone races to the other side of the bridge to see who's pumpkin is out in front. Then the winner is declared!
If you look to the middle left of the pumpkin mass, you will see my our spaghetti squash...sadly we didn't win.
This was my nephew in laws first time at participating...my husband told him that this was hillbilly entertainment! I asked my husband if he thought we should addition for that disgusting Honey Boo Boo show....hahahahahah!
Now the race is over, the river fish are fed and we all go back home, with hopes of winning the Great Pumpkin Drop Race next year! hahahahahah!