Tuesday, October 28, 2008

PumpkinFest 2008

This past Saturday was the annual PumpkinFest in Sycamore! Chris dies over P-Fest and has gone over the last few years, this was my first visit to Sycamore and my first P-Fest. Chris' friend, Cricket is from this small, cute, quaint town and they have even collaborated a pub crawl that has turned up quite a few participants over the years. The Petersen's, Cricket&Cortney, Sam&Lena and Chris and I met at Cricket's parents house and hung out there for a bit and then were off to view the town's decorative pumpkin display and then to the bar for one drink that turned into 2 hours later. The Hulk pumpkin was the first place winner as you can see why from the pic, I can't imagine how long it took someone to put that together....all made out of pumpkins!! The Hoyner's met us up at the bar as well and hung for awhile till they needed to get back to their three-month old, Sydney who was at a family members house. In between drinking during the day and the actual pub crawl (which turned into just about two bars that we went to :) we had gone back to Cricket's parents house to have some snacks...mainly chili that was to DIE for, his dad's special recipe. All in all I very much enjoyed my first P-Fest and will look forward to next years as I have been told that I will be attending for years to come! Thanks also to Mr. & Mrs. Knapp for all the snacks, food and hospitality! Especially the gourmet taffy apples Mrs. Knapp sent us on our way with. We just split one last night and it is soooooooo good! Thanks again!


Anonymous said...

this just made my latte 100x better... even though i saw all of these yesterday. you tell the story makes the pictures even better ;-)

SMULSKI said...

Cute pic cricket, courtney is one lucky lady. Thanks Knapps, if it wasn't for this job thing I would be in Sycamore with ya :)

Mandy Rose said...

Great pictures! I wish we had a Pumpkin fest in the Ville!