last year's sweet chestnut festival in Laguépie we decided to go back again for this year's celebrations. I forgot how popular this festival is and instead of heading there first thing in the morning, this time we arrived at lunchtime and it was heaving. We walked through the festival to find lunch, getting distracted by the show of classic cars, the chrysanthemums for sale for Toussaint, the colourful squash displays, and of course chestnuts.
Lunch was a little different as we found a stall selling Chinese chicken with noodles, (optional) hot sauce, prawn crackers, and chocolate orange cake for dessert. The boys like their parents are huge noodle fans, and it was a nice change from sausage and aligot, the other usual option at events like these. Despite being the end of October we were in the midddle of an Indian summer (hence Reuben ending up in his t-shirt) and we baked away in the sunshine until it was too much and had to retreat into the shade.
éed chestnut spread, and some chestnuts for roasting (on an open fire!) We also bought two large pumpkins to carve for Halloween, though after scooping out one I decided to simply spray paint the second one gold!
What seasonal festivals have you been to this Autumn?
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