Nick Jones talks all things Pumpkins with Frantisek, organiser of Pumpkin Fest at Brimfield just outside Ludlow

A Sunshine Radio Podcast

Friday, 27 October 2023 - 6 minutes

Nick Jones caught up with Frantisek from Humblebee Gardeners and organiser of Pumpkin Fest. Here is a brief summary from Frantisek:

The Humble-Bee Gardeners are returning this year with our Ludlow Pumpkin Fest! Our small local business started this tradition last year in collaboration with Csons Ludlow.This year we are back to keep the new tradition with more days for you to visit, and more fun, food and games. And, of course, our organic pumpkins will be there, waiting for you too. There are already some monsters growing! 

Since last year we’ve learnt a lot about growing pumpkins – it’s definitely not as easy as it sounds. We have planted them, hand weeded them (many times) and tended them among the wildflowers (weeds if you must).We have over 30–40 varieties of pumpkins and squashes for you. All are edible and can be used for many different yummy meals, so no waste! We saved a lot of seeds from our pumpkins last year (you can too!) and look forward to seeing all the different varieties. 

We have pick your own, family games, pumpkin carving, willow weaving demonstrations, produce stalls, some music and yummy food, hot and cold! 

We then open on Saturdays and Sundays 14th & 15th, 21st & 22nd, 28th & 29th October and on Tuesday 31st October, with Halloween atmosphere. Admission this year is £5 per adult and £3 per child over 3 years. Under 3s go free. Entry includes one pumpkin per person. 

We look forward to welcoming you back to celebrate the season and have a wholesome, fun day out! We will also be open during the week by appointment for groups for pick your own. To book this, contact us at or by phone on 07534 148 428. You can find us at Hill Head Field, Woodstock Lane End, Brimfield, SY8 4NY. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for updates.

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