Here’s proof that even downtown merchants get into the Pumpkin Fest spirit each October: a genuine pumpkin drumset in the window of Cheshire Music, which also features a pumpkin electric guitar, pumpkin amp, and pumpkin trombone on display.

If you aren’t thoroughly sick of pumpkins by now, check out Keene blogger Jon Udell’s screencast of Pumpkin Fest 2005, which includes video evidence of how festival volunteers light all those towering pumpkins along with proof that yes, candle-lit pumpkins can and do remain lit in a torrential downpour. Enjoy!