Updated: Jun 11

Yes, it's a thing!

In 2007, my family and I travelled all around Australia and I co-ordinated our trip to catch as many crazy weird festivals that I could, this was one of them. The Goomeri Pumpkin Festival, in Queensland Australia, where hundreds of pumpkins are rolled down a hill in town and the winner is the one who gets closest to the marker.

"It is hilarious to watch the pumpkins roll, sometimes metres in the air, and land in a giant splatter."

It can be insane, with rouge pumpkins venturing into the crowds and have been known to knock people out on the way down, we definitely had to duck for cover a few times. The festival is growing each year, quicker than the pumpkins themselves I presume. I'd recommend a visit at least once in your life.

A Great Pumpkin Roll - Art by Tanya Loviz


Pumpkins have the best curves with perfect undulations, I could not resist extracting the female energy out of them, putting them in frilly knickers and turning them into a Loviz Hot Pot. Can you see how the art was inspired by this crazy event?

Watch the video & photos below to see the artwork details and happenings at the event.

Goomeri Pumpkin Festival Website


Once a year

In the little town of Goomeri

Where the sun often shines

Folks come

from various towns

to watch

the Roll

The Mighty

The Grand

The Great ... Pumpkin Roll

Yes, hundreds of pumpkins

are held underarms and then RELEASED

to run FREEEEEE!




They Roll & Rock & occasionally Splat

some reaching a few metres on their last bounce

But what a Good Bye Bounce

And the winner is ...

The one who lands closest to the mark

And all of us are ...

Written 22/02/2012

By Tanya Loviz

Let me know your experiences with pumpkins, especially rolling ones, I'd love to hear your stories.


Loviz Arts Gallery

Open Satudays 10 - 4

and by appoinment midweek


96 Ironbark Lane, Nulkaba, NSW, Australia 

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t: 0412 305 413

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