Farm fest highlights pumpkins

by Petra Lessoing
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The traditional Hitscherhof farm fest will take place from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Regional farmers will offer fresh agricultural products such as fruit, vegetables, potatoes, meat, cheese, wurst, bread, noodles, wine and juices.

More than 80 arts and crafts vendors will display a variety of items, such as wooden puzzles, lamps, dishes, jewelry, hats, caps, scarves, purses, pottery, paintings, teddy bears, dolls, ceramic items, wood carvings, Nativity scenes, candles, garden accessories, baskets, musical instruments, dried flowers, postcards and antique furniture.

The food specialties being offered include pumpkin soup, corn on the cob, bratwurst, schwenksteaks, and flammkuchen or flambe tarte (a French, thin pizza covered with bacon, onions and sour cream). For those with a sweet tooth to satisfy, waffles, cakes and a special pumpkin cake will also be available.

Children can enjoy a walk through the corn maze, jump on a straw castle, or have their faces painted. Admission to the corn maze is €3 for adults and €2.50 for children.

The Hitscherhof festival will offer about 50 different kinds of pumpkins, pumpkin seed oil, pumpkin seed liquor, pumpkin sparkling wine, pumpkin marmalade, pumpkin seed soap and pumpkin decoration items.

“Our giant pumpkin is still growing,” said organizer Daniel Fischer. “We hope to break the record this year.”

Hitscherhof is located between Thaleischweiler and Rieschweiler. Take autobahn A62 from Landstuhl south to the Thaleischweiler-Fröschen exit. There is construction, so follow the detour signs to Massweiler.

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