On October 7th, Libao village in Dajun country of Jingning was filled with tender sun shine of autumn. Journalists came to this dreamy land built with 16 ton pumpkins, and here, a fairy pumpkin festival is on display.
During the two festival, the National Day and the Mid-Autumn Day, villagers in Libao village built a fairy land in the mountain with pumpkins to convey the joy of harvest. Wandering into the ‘commune in the cloud’ in Libao, you could see one after one lovely pumpkins sitting in the field and a variety of animals made of straws welcoming the guests. Walking through the pumpkin aisle, appreciating the art of pumpkin display, experiencing pumpkin painting, carrying pumpkins with bare hands... here, tourists could fully enjoy the joy brought by the bumper pumpkin harvest, and retaste their sweet childhood memories chasing in the fields.
Tourist Mr. Chen and his family from Wenzhou have came here very early. When they wandered in this hypnotic golden world, Mr. Chen was happy as a child, ‘Between these green mountains, the golden pumpkins are like lovely fairies in this world, sweeping away the fatigue of working in the city. It is really interesting and worthy to spend my vacation here with my family, especially my child; this is definitely unforgettable.’
Lu Zhonghua, the head of Yunzhong Commune said: "In October, we also encountered a big harvest. With the festive joy, this event tried to complete the transformation from traditional agriculture base to a park with multiple symbiosis of leisure industries and the transformation from a single agricultural industry to an agricultural garden with fruitful local rural landscapes and so on, to further enhance the charm of commune and attraction of rural tourism."
In recent years, Jingning County Government and Party Committee fully tapped the ecological, traditional and cultural advantages of She township, relying on a variety of the festival activities taking the special rural tourism as the theme, to promote the development of global tourism and bring vitality to the construction of the national cultural park. In September this year, a total of 5 villages and towns held 7 festival activities and the rural tourism in the county showed a good trend. This Pumpkin Festival displayed a total of more than 10 thousand pumpkins with more than 100 varieties and hundreds of shapes. During the national day holiday, it attracted a total of 7000 tourists.
The colorful pumpkins shocked the village. During the holidays, there are more than a thousand tourists coming to the village. The village is showing its infinite charm of rural recreational tourism", Lei Liudong, the secretary of Libao Village Party Branch, said happily. (Jingning County Government Office Xu Feifei, Wu Yaya and Li Suren)