Thursday, 27 October 2011

Pumpkin Success!

Our Pumpkin Crazy, Pumpkin Festival has come and gone. It was a tremendous success because of all of you who participated ! We would like to extend thanks to our sponsors....
Chef Renee Lavallee served up some delicious pumpkin mousse and apple squash soup!
There were craft activities for the children !
Adults got into the swing of things too:) Here's Dan with his new best friend:)
The vendors all had fun with it...
The pumpkin carving station was busy all day. Some people took theirs home to enjoy and others left theirs to be judged.
Speaking of judging, our judges were Ben Boudreau, community manager of Yelp Halifax; Kristen Pickett, food writer/reviewer/event planner and Jennifer Reynolds of Select Nova Scotia! They did a great job! Here are our winners! Maybe next year, yours might be a winner too! Hope to see you!

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Pumpkin Crazy, Pumpkin Festival!

On Sunday, October 23rd,
we are having our first PUMPKIN FESTIVAL!!!!

10 am - 4 pm
FREE Family Fun!!! Pumpkin Carving with PRIZES! Food demo with Chef Renee LaVallee! 800 Pound Atlantic Giant™ pumpkin grown by Danny Dill. Pumpkin walk. Pumpkin madness! Danny Dill is bringing a HUMUNGOUS 800 pound pumpkin here! ATLANTIC GIANT™ pumpkin grown by Danny Dill (Howard Dill's Farm), Windsor, Nova Scotia. Home of the World's Largest Pumpkin Variety since 1979. Get your picture taken beside it! We will need a forklift to bring it in!

PUMPKIN CARVING CONTEST! Win gift certificates to the market!
On Sunday we will have a pumpkin carving station set up and you can bring a pumpkin from home and carve it here or bring an already carved one from home OR buy a pumpkin from here and carve it. The pumpkins will be set up along the cruise corridor for viewing and judging and then prizes. Anything goes:) PUMPKINS must be finished by 1:30 to be eligible for judging. JUDGING WILL BE at 2 PM on SUNDAY Winners will be announced at 2:30PM and prizes given out.

7-8 pm come by to see the pumpkins lit up all along the Seaport Market windows. Our first annual PUMPKIN WALK!

Renee LaVallee will be sampling delicious PUMPKIN and squash recipes from 11 am until 1:30 pm. Courtesy of Select Nova Scotia!


THE CORNISH PASTY SHOP will be selling pumpkin pasties

will be selling pumpkin cheesecake cupcakes, wild rice salad with pumpkin & cranberries and pumpkin soup.

will be selling lavender pumpkin bread!

KALE KRISPS are working on a new Pumpkin flavored treat for the festival.

FLORENCE WAGG will be showcasing a vibrant collection of orange jewelry.

GOOD NATURED will be selling adorable felted pumpkins.

Artist DON MANNING will be selling lovely pumpkin notecards.

Artist SHELAGH DUFFETT will have some quirky cats and pumpkin prints.

ANDREA'S JEWELRY DESIGN will be selling pumpkin colored jewelry!

EARTH ELEMENTALS will have Pumpkin Spice soaps

will be serving hot pumpkin squash soup

THE CAKE LADY is making special pumpkin pies and pumpkin cookies.

RAYS OF INDIA will be serving up pumpkin curry.

WRAP SO D will be whipping up some pumpkin pancakes.

JOVIAL DESIGN has a beautiful sterling silver pumpkin pendant and semi-precious stone orange jewelry.

IRONWOOD BOWLS will have some fun orange driftwood pencils.

will be launching her fall lime with vibrant orange accents.

MR SMOOTH will have a Pumpkin Spice Smoothie

SURF ART BY DAINA Will have some small matted pumpkin photos and small matted autumn ocean sunset giclees for sale.

Other vendors will be participating as well.

Wear orange and be part of our PumpkinPalooza!!