Hold onto your pumpkins, folks. This here might be a bumpy ride!!!
Yes, it is that time again when the color orange is acceptable and adults dressing up in crazy costumes is “politically correct.” (Whatever THAT means, now a days!) The beginning of autumn and PUMPKIN FEVER!!
When the grey skies start to get you down and you need a little pick-me-up, try these funny videos before resorting to the mini-bar. They are sure to make you laugh and give you a rush of endorphins to boot…
Punkin Chunkin – The World Championship Punkin Chunkin Association’s (WCPCA) spectacular event takes place in Bridgeville, DE every November since 1986. This year it will explode orange goo on November 2-4, 2012 and my family couldn’t be any more elated! Not that we will attend, but you can put money on us making a family vacation when the girls are older. Road trip!!
According to the WCPCA, the 2011 event “drew more than 20,000 people and grossed more than $100,000 in ticket sales and associated revenues.” A portion of the proceeds are donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, ChildHelp and other valuable agencies.
Chagrin Falls (Ohio) Pumpkin Roll – Each year since 1969, high school students collect 1,000 pumpkins, and on an undisclosed date and time (some night before Halloween) they smash the innards of those pumpkins, hop on sleds or in recycling bins and slip and slide down steep Grove hill. If you are wondering why this hasn’t been stopped by the authorities? The kids providing the pumpkins are ticketed by the police and those fines pay for the clean-up cost. Still cheaper than Disney and looks like a great time is had by all!
Tractor Square Dancing – Now promenading to the left away from pumpkins, my final autumn pick-me-up: tractors that wear dresses and their farmers who drive them around to music in traditional square dancing formation. Can’t get better than that! Don’t think this is something performed in just ONE town with nothing better to do. Oh, no…the trend has caught on over the years and it is BIG all over the country! My favorite video I watched this year, is one where the farmers are dressed up as Wizard of Oz characters. Those farmers are so light on their wheels. Enjoy, my pretties!
Have a fun and safe weekend!
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