Pumpkin Love

Fall brings a bounty harvest of pumpkins - and pumpkin serves as inspiration for festivals, recipes, and drinks. To satisfy your Edmonton-pumpkin cravings, here's a pumpkin round-ups.

Drink: The classic fall favourite - Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Latte.

Drink: Get your pumpkin pie fix in a bottle.  Edmonton’s Alley Kat Brewing Company seasonal brew is Pumpkin Pie Spiced Ale. Balancing spicy and sweet, this beer is made from pumpkin and spices like nutmeg, cinnamon, and cloves. Delicious.

Go: Prairie Gardens & Adventure Farm Haunted Pumpkin Fest takes place every weekend in October. There’s a haunted house, corn maze, scarecrows, trick or treat cabin, enchanted forest, and a pumpkin cannon! Go on your very own ‘great pumpkin-picking expedition' and choose a pumpkin to be your Jack O’ Lantern this Halloween.

Go: Smoky Lake is home to one of the largest pumpkin festivals in North America.  Thousands of people descend upon Smoky Lake for its annual pumpkin weigh-off. Last year’s first place pumpkin weighed 1199.2 lbs. Check out the festival this Saturday, October 2nd.

Eat: Pumpkin pie from Vi’s for Pies; scrumptious pumpkin muffins from Fresh Start Bistro, and pumpkin tarts from Wild Earth Bakery.

Make: Pasta with roasted pumpkin and roma tomatoes (scroll down to find recipe), pumpkin millet muffins, or roasted pumpkins with shallots and sage. Yummy!

Any other Edmonton pumpkin suggestions?

{Alley Kat Brewing Company Pumpkin Pie Seasonal Brew - Stock-up now, this beer sells quickly!}