Windsor, Nova Scotia, is a beautiful small town about 50km southwest of Halifax. Each October, very special events happen here – a giant pumpkin parade. The Dill family farm is famous for growing the world’s most giant pumpkins. They are so big that people started carving them and making them into pumpkin boats. The Dill farm claims to be the birthplace of hockey, first played early in the 19th century at the Long Pond, located at the far end of the pumpkin fields. The pumpkin parade is preceded by the weighing of the pumpkins, where visitors can see the world’s largest pumpkins and buy some for Halloween decorations or even do a U-pick fresh from the field.
Windsor pumpkin parade happens the weekend after Canadian Thanksgiving. The parade usually starts around noon, followed by a pumpkin regatta around 2 pm. Early October is one of the best times to travel in Nova Scotia. The weather is usually dry and not too hot or humid. The leaves are turning into fall colors, and the scenery is breathtaking. Parade follows Gerrish street and Water street; for up-to-date information, visit the Windsor-West Hants pumpkin festival site.
16.10.2023 by FPImages