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Squash Festival...Why Not!

  • Park of the Golden Head 69006 Lyon 6th (map)

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The Pumpkin Festival is an event, located in the heart of the Botanical Garden, festive and completely free. It proposes a set of activities and meetings to go to discover these legendary autumn fruits.

The focus this year will be on the links between gourds and myths. The names of some are not evocative: "little turban of Aladdin", "claw of the devil", "club of Hercules"? Are not pumpkins carved to create monsters? Would giant squash of several hundred kilograms be able to turn into a coach? 
Young and old alike will find something to satisfy their curiosity through a rich program of artistic performances, guided tours and workshops.
In the "Village of squash", the greatest will titillate their five senses on the counter stand of Zanzibar while enjoying marshmallow squash. They will be able to discover the real pumpkin seed oil, ideal in a salad or to refine squash soups and potato stews. The best confiturier in France, Philippe Bruneton, will present his pumpkin jams and the Lugdivine editions will punctuate the festival to the sound of their musical instruments in squash. 
As for the youngest, they will go through the "Village des Courgettes", to make up their makeup or go fishing with squash. During the rhythmic workshops of Zakia In Nassiri, they will be the musicians of a concerto for maracas rattles and shekérés.
Then, on the stand of the Zoo de Lyon, they will discover the strange squash spider and other ordinary animals that myths have made legendary. Everyone can try to estimate the weight of a giant squash and try to win the jackpot of the "Biggest Pumpkin Contest". Finally, everyone can dream in the imaginary world of the "Court of Tales" by listening to the stories of the storyteller, Chloe Gabrielli.

The Botanical Garden of the Park of the Golden HeadPark of the Golden Head - 69006 Lyon 6th