At the Covered Bridge Harvest Fest at the Lake County Fairgrounds, pumpkins are picked, painted, rolled like a bowling ball and putted. However for some people, the best thing to do with a pumpkin is to eat it.
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Fall has moved in after a very unusual weather year that has not been good for apple orchards, but has helped produce some good pumpkin crops. Some area farms that open in the late summer and fall have had to make adjustments due to unusual conditions this year, but families can expect to fi…
Amelia Jimenez, 4, of Portage, decorates her pumpkin at the Covered Bridge Harvest Fest over the weekend at the Lake County Fairgrounds in Crown Point.
Looking a bit like a pumpkin herself, 10-year-old Isabella Schuhrke, of Lowell, competes in the pumpkin pie eating contest over the weekend at the Covered Bridge Harvest Fest at the Lake County Fairgrounds.
Townes Auksel, 3, of Porter, bowls with pumpkins over the weekend at the Covered Bridge Harvest Fest at the Lake County Fairgrounds.
Maddy Metros, 9, of Hobart, and Gianna Mack, 7, of South Holland, take part in the pumpkin pie-eating contest at the Covered Bridge Harvest Fest at the Lake County Fairgrounds in Crown Point. This year's festival is Sept. 26-28.
INDIANAPOLIS | The man Northwest Indiana thinks of when it thinks of pumpkins is once again best in the state.
John Barenie, of Griffith, holds the trophy he received as winner of the 2012 Giant Pumpkin Contest at the Indiana State Fair. Barenie's 1,293-pound pumpkin beat the second-place finisher by 208 pounds. The win is Barenie's second in a row and third since 2002.
VALPARAISO | When the frost is on the pumpkins this fall, some of those pumpkins will be growing in the city-sponsored Garden for Others.
Pumpkin is a vine vegetable that is low in calories, yet full of nutritional boosters and dietary fiber. It also has no cholesterol or saturated fats.
Pumpkin is a vine vegetable that is low in calories, yet full of nutritional boosters such as carotenes, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E and fiber.
'Tis the season for pumpkins. Pumpkin pie, pumpkin spice lattes and pumpkin hummus are just a few options to tap into antioxidant health benefits.
Why should Thanksgiving have all the fun? Let Halloween in on the pumpkin pie action by turning the classic autumnal dessert into a punch.
CROWN POINT | Crown Point's annual Pumpkin Festival will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday on the downtown square.
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Merv Barenie uses Vaseline to coat one of the pumpkin carvings to ensure it stays sealed to prevent rot. The pumpkin is part of the Barenie family Griffith pumpkin display, which has a "Cars" theme this year.
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