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PUMPKINFEST 2014

Good food, good friends and lots of pumpkins.

Story by Brad Hill October 27th, 2014

This annual event is held on a family farm in Union, Missouri. Hay rides, pot luck dishes, beer and pumpkins are just the beginning. Family and friends is what it’s all about.

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It’s a great time with hundreds of people and thousands of pumpkins.

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Everyone, big and little, carries as many pumpkins home as possible. We ended up with over 20 in our front yard.
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I was grill master for the day. Leaving hungry was not an option.

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Grandma Sieve is 91 years old and the matriarch of the family. She claims the largest pumpkin every year and displays it with pride at her farm house. She is a notorious cheer-mister the entire holiday season. This event kicks-off 6 months worth of decor at the Sieve farm.

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While the event isn’t open to the public, you wouldn’t know it from the attendance. It was a great day to see family, hang out with friends old and new.

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It’s fun to watch the excitement and anticipation build in the kids as we ride to the pumpkin patch. This shot is one of my favorites. It captures the joy Pumpkinfest is all about.

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Footnote: Shot on a Canon 5D mark III
Union, Mo