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2015 Giant Pumpkin Festivals & Weigh Offs

Pumpkin festivals and giant pumpkin weigh offs are the last of the great outdoor festivals for the year. The theme is pumpkins, pumpkins and more pumpkins. Fall is in the air. And for many areas, the snow will soon fall. But for now, it is great to be outdoors touring craft booths, sipping on cider, playing pumpkin games watching the many activities and most of all, observing the giant pumpkin weighoffs.

Here are links to many of the biggest, most organized events and festivities. We have provided dates, locations, and contacts wherever available.

Giant pumpkin growers and festival organizers have worked hard. They have moved their giants from their pumpkin patches. Now, the biggest pumpkins ever grown, are on display in one giant pumpkin patch at your local festival. So, make sure to go. And, bring the kids!

Notes:

  1. Before you go,  click on the links to find more information on weigh in and registration requirements, etc.

  2. We are constantly in the process of updating this list. If the date for the weighoff you are looking at does not state "2013", then the weighoff has not been verified......yet.

State, City: Site Name: Dates and Information:
Alabama
Blairsville Union County Farmers Market Date: September 26, 2015

Where: 148 Old Smokey Rd

Cullman Farm Yall Festival Date: August 29, 2015

Where: 209 1st avenue ne

Alaska

Palmer Alaska's Midnight Sun Great Pumpkin Weigh-off Date: September 1, 2015

Where: 2075 Glenn Hwy

Arkansas
Washington Old Wahington Farmer's Market Watermelon Weigh0off Date: September 25, 2015

Where: Town Hall

California
Auburn Auburn Weigh-Off Date:

Where: Recreation Park in Auburn, CA

Elk Grove CSD Giant Pumpkin Festival of Elk Grove (GPC) Date: October 3, 2015

Where: Elk Grove Regional Park (9950 Elk Grove-Florin Road)

Half Moon Bay Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-off Date: October 12, 2015

Where: I.D.E.S. Grounds, 735 Main Street, Half Moon Bay,

Morgan Hill Uesugi Farms Pumpkin Park Date: October 10, 2015

Where: 14485 Monterey Road

Placerville Giant Pumpkin Festival Date:

Where: Eldorado County Fairgrounds

100 Placerville Dr.

Santa Rosa National Heirloom Expo Date: September 8, 2015

Where: 1350 Bennet Valley Rd.

Ukiah Ukiah Country PumpkinFest & Giant Pumpkin Weighoff Date: October 10, 2015

Where: Ukiah Safeway parking lot

Colorado
Aurora Nick's Garden Center & Farm Market Date: October 3, 2015

Where: 2001 S. Chambers Road

Colorado Springs Old Colorado City Giant Pumpkin Weigh-off Date: October 17, 2015

Where: Colorado Avenue and 25th Street

Fort Collins Fort Collins Weigh-Off Date: October 4, 2015

Where: 2121 East Mulberry

Littleton Great Pumpkin Commonwealth, Rocky Mountain Giant Vegetable GrowersWeigh-Off! Date: September 26, 2015

Where: Jared's Nursery

Longomnt The Flower Bin Giant Weigh-off Date: October 10, 2015

Where: 1805 Nelson Rd.

Connecticut
Durham Durham Fair Date: September 23, 2015

Where: 1805 Nelson Rd.

Ridgefield Ridgefield Giant Pumpkin Weigh-off Date: September 27, 2015

Where: Ballard Park

South Woodstock Wooodstock Fair Date: September 3, 2015

Where:281 Route 169

Delaware
Bridgeville Pumpkin Chunkin Festival - Watch 'em "Chuck" a pumpkin thousands of feet. (No weigh-off) Date: November 7-8, 2015

Where: Royal Farms, 18657 Sussex Highway

Hawaii
Kamuela Big Island Giant Pumpkin Contest Date:October 3, 2015

Where: Waimea Towne Market at Parker School 65-1224 Lindsey Road

Illinois
Homer Glen Bengtson's Pumpkin Farm Date: September 27, 2015

Where: 13341 W. 151st St.

Morton Morton Pumpkin Festival - There is no Weighoff Date: September 16-19, 2015

Where: corner of First and Jefferson across from National City Bank

Indiana
Indianapolis Indiana State Fair Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off Date: August 15, 2015

Where: 1202 E 38th St

Indianapolis Gary Greenhouse Weigh-Off Date: October 3, 2015

Where: 4706 Bluff Rd.

Iowa
Anamosa Mid-West Pumpkin Growers Association(GPC) Date: October 3, 2015

Where: 600 E. Main St.

Des Moines Iowa State Fair Date: August 14, 2015

Where: E Grand Ave

Kansas
Kentucky
Nancy Bear Wallow Weigh-In Date:September 19, 2015

Where: 1225 Piney Grove Rd

Maine
Damariscotta Damariscotta Pumpkinfest

Date: October 4, 2015

Where: Pinkham's Plantation

Sanford MePGO Weigh-In Date: September 27, 2014

Where: Oscar Emery Drive

Massachusetts
Topsfield Topsfield Fair (GPC) Date: October 2, 2015

Where:  207 Boston Street, Route 1 north to the Fairgrounds on right.

Michigan
Dundee Harnica Farm Giant Pumpkin Weigh-off (GPC) Date: October 3, 2015

Where: 12406 Bigelow Road

South Lyon South Lyons Pumpkinfest  - lots of pumpkins, no weighoff Date: September 25-27, 2015

Where: Millennium Middle School, corner of Nine Mile Road and Pontiac Trail.

St. John's Great Central Lakes Pumpkin Weigh-off (GPC) Date: September 26, 2015

Where: 3131 S. US-27

Minnesota
Stillwater Stillwater Harvestfest and Giant Pumpkin Weigh-off Date: October 10, 2015

Where: 106 Main St S

Missouri
Republic The Great Republic Missouri Pumpkin Weigh-off(GPC) Date: October 3, 2015

Where: Main Street Republic, Missouri

Montana
Hamilton Big Sky Giant Pumpkin Growers Weigh Off Date:October 3, 2015

Where: Hamilton Farmers Market

Nebraska
Pawnee Harvest Bash Date: October 10, 2015

Where: Pawnee County Court House, 625-5th Street

New Hampshire
Deerfield Deerfield Fair Date: October 1, 2015

Where: 34 Stage Road

Goffstown NHGPGA State Weigh Off

Or: Goffstown Pumpkin Weigh-Off

Date: October 17-18, 2015

Where: Goffstown Common, Rt. 114, Main Street

Laconia Pumpkin Festival -No weighoff. Every year they seek to break the record for most lit pumpkins. Date: October 24, 2015

Where: Downtown Laconia

Note: The official record, made in 2007 was 30,128 lit jack-o-lanterns. Will it be more this year!?

Milford Milford Pumpkin Festival - Pumpkin Chunkin!! No weighoff. Date: October 9-11, 2015

Where: Milford Oval

New Boston Hillsboro County Fair - lots of pumpkins, but no weighoff Date:

Where: Rt. 13, Boston, N.H.

New Jersey
Woodstown South Jersey Pumpkinshow lots of pumpkins, but no weighoff Date: October 11, 2015

Where: Salem County Fairgrounds, 735 Rte. 40

New York
Bethel NYSGPGA Date:

Where: Bethel Woods Center for the Arts

West Shore Rd.

Clarence The Great Pumpkin Farm Date: October 4, 2015

Where: 11199 Main St.

Cooperstown Cooperstown Pumpkinfest (GPC) Date:

Where: In the parking lot of Doubleday Field

Oswego CNY Pumpkinfest (GPC) Date: October 3, 2015

Where: Washington Square Park

North Carolina
Yadkin Vally Annual Pumpkin Festival and Weighoff Date: September 26, 2015

Where: Main Street, Elkin

Raleigh North Carolina State Fair Date: October 13, 2015

Where: 1025 Blue Ridge Road

North Dakota
Minot Berry Acres Giant Pumpkin Weighoff Date: October 3, 2015

Where: 4605 County Road 15 W

Oklahoma
Boise City The Five-State Cimarron Weighoff Date:  

Where: New fair Building

Shattuck Shattuck Great Pumpkin Weigh-In Date:

Where: Main St.

Ohio
Barnesville Barnesville Pumpkin Festival

Date:  September 23, 2015

Where: East Main Street

Canfield Ohio Valley Giant Pumpkin Growers (GPC) Date: October 10, 2015

Where: 9010 Youngstown-Salem

Circleville Circleville Pumpkin Show Date: October 21-24, 2015

Where: At the intersection of Court St. & Main St.......Right smack in the middle of the town.

Columbus Ohio State Fair(GPC) Date: August 8, 2015

Where: 717 E. 17th Ave.,Columbus, Ohio

Dublin The National Pumpkin Weigh-Off Date: October 11, 2015

Where:  4261 W. Dublin-Granville Road

Hamilton SOGPG Weigh-off (GPC) - Operation Pumpkin Date: October 2, 2015

Where:  High Street

Oregon
Canyonville Canyonville Pumpkin and Music Festival Date:

Where: 425 Canyon Ave.

Gervais Bauman Farms Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off Date: October 3, 2015

Where: Bauman Farms, 12989 Howell Prairie Rd.

Tualatin Terminator Weighoff Date: October 17, 2015

Where: 8325 SW Nyberg St

Pennsylvania
Altoona PGPA Great Pumpkin Weigh-off (GPC) Date: October 3, 2015

Where: 2600 Plank Road Commons

Doylestwon Monster Pumpkin Madness Date:September 26, 2015

Where: 2100 Lower State Rd.

Rhode Island
Warren Frerichs Farm Weigh-off Date:October 10, 2015

Where: Frerich's Farm, 43 Kinnicutt Ave.

South Dakota
Harrisburg Great South Dakota Weighoff Date:October 3, 2015

Where: 27249 SD Highway 115

Rapid City Rapid City Giant Pumpkin Weighoff(GPC) Date: September 26, 2015

Where: 7th St.

Tennessee
Allardt Great Pumpkin Festival & Weighoff Date: October 3, 2015

Where: Allardt, TN

Utah
Lehi Utah Giant Pumpkin Growers, UGPG(Independant) Date: September 26, 2015

Where: 3003 N. Thanksgiving Way

Vermont
Colchester Vermont Growers Weigh-Off Date: September 26, 2015

Where: 277 Lavigne Road

Washington
Seattle Elysian Brewery Giant Pumpkin Weighoff Date: September 27, 2015

Where: 5510 Airport Way South

Mount Vernon Skagit Valley Giant Pumpkin Festival Date: September 26, 2015

Where: Christianson's Nursery, 15806 Best Road

Puyallup Date: September 11, 2015

Where: 110 9th Ave SW

Shoreline Central Market 2nd Annual Giant Pumpkn Weigh-off (GPC) Date: October 10, 2015

Where: 15505 Westminster Way N.

Wisconsin
Cedarburg Cedarburg Wine & Harvest Festival Date: September 19, 2015

Where: Port Washington State Bank, W61N526 Washington Avenue

Chippewa Falls Oktoberfest Date: September 19, 2015

Where: Northern WI State Fairgrounds

Mishicot Mishicot Pumpkin Fest Date: October 17, 2015

Where: 150 E. Main St.

Nekoosa Nekoosa Giant Pumpkin Festival (GPC) Date: October 3, 2015

Where: Riverside Park, Highway 73 on the east side.

Sturgeon Bay The Lodge at Leathem Smith Date: September 26, 2015

Where: 1640 Memorial Drive

Canada
Becancour Gentilly Date: September 26, 2015

Where: 1500 Des Galaxies

Bracebridge, ON Bracecridge Fair Date: September 19, 2015

Where: 331 Fraserburg Road

Erin, ON Erin Fall Fair Giant Pumpkin Weighoff Date: October 8, 2015

Where: Erin Fairgrounds, 190 Main Street

Langley, BC Krause Berry Farm Pumpkin Weighoff Date: October 3 2015

Where: 6179 248th Street

Nanaimo, B.C. Nanaimo Pumpkin Festival Date:

Where: VIEX grounds at Beban Park

Neguac, NB Giant Pumpkin Provincial Festival

Date: September 20, 2015

Where: Club d'Age d'or Neguac Inc.

Pembroke, Ontario Hugli's Blueberry Ranch Weigh-off Date: September 26, 2015

Where: 2139 Greenwood Rd., Pembroke, Ont.

Port Elgin, Ontario PumpkinFest (GPC) Date:  October 3, 2015

Where: Port Elgin

Roland, Manitoba Roland Pumpkin Fair (GPC) Date:  October 3, 2015

Where: Roland Arena

Smoky Lake, AB Great White North Pumpkin Fair and Weighoff Date: October 3, 2015

Where: Smoky Lake, AB.

Wallaceburg, ON Wallceburg Kinsmen Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off Date: September 26, 2015

Where: 1416 Dufferin Ave

Waterville, NS AVGVG Gigantic Vegetable Weigh Off

Date: September 25, 2015

Where: Glad Gardens, Hwy #1, Waterville

Windsor, NS Great Atlantic Weigh-off (GPC) Date:  October 3, 2015

Where: Windsor

Wellington, Ontario Prince Edward County Pumpkin Growers Date: October 17, 2015

Where: 43 Wharf Street

Woodbridge, ON Woodbridge Fair International Giant Pumpkin Weigh-off Date: October 10, 2015

Where: Porter Ave.


Even More Informaton: and Sites:

Question: What takes 11 Certified Public Accountants an entire day to do?

Answer: Count a Guinness world record 30,128 pumpkins! More on this record

Here is and interesting Pumpkin Festival held in Keene, New Hampshire. They own the world record for most lit pumpkins at 30,581 lit pumpkins.

World Championship Punkin' Chunkin' Here is a real novel one! The Guinness World Book of Records has officially recorded a pumpkin being tossed 4491 feet. That's three quarters of a mile.

World Pumpkin Confederation(WPC) is one of the original and founding groups. They helped make pumpkin weighoff and festivals what they are today.

Greater Pumpkin Commonwealth(GPC) Check out this page as there are over twenty sites listed. Many with information on the weighoff and how to get there.


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