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2017 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: We are constantly in the process of updating this list. If the date for the weighoff you are looking at does not state "2016", then the weighoff has not been verified......yet.

State, City: Site Name: Dates and Information:
Alaska
Palmer Alaska's Midnight Sun Great Pumpkin Weigh-off Date: August 29, 2017

Where: 2075 Glenn Hwy

Arkansas
Washington Old Wahington Farmer's Market Watermelon Weigh0off Date: September 2, 2017

Where: Town Hall

California
Diamond Springs Constantly Growing giant Pumpkin Festival Date: September 30, 2017

Where: 6200 Enterprise Drive

Elk Grove CSD Giant Pumpkin Festival of Elk Grove (GPC) Date: October 7, 2017

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

Half Moon Bay Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-off Date: October 9, 2017

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

Morgan Hill Uesugi Farms Pumpkin Park Date: October 14, 2017

Where: 14485 Monterey Road

Orange Irvine Park Railroads Giant Pumpkin Weighoff Date: September 23, 2017

Where: Irvine Park, 1 Irvine Park Road

Santa Rosa National Heirloom Expo Date: September 15, 2017

Where: 1350 Bennet Valley Rd.

Ukiah Ukiah Country PumpkinFest & Giant Pumpkin Weighoff Date: October 20, 2017

Where: Ukiah Safeway parking lot

Colorado
Aurora Nick's Garden Center & Farm Market Date: October 7, 2017

Where: 2001 S. Chambers Road

Colorado Springs Old Colorado City Giant Pumpkin Weigh-off Date: October 21, 2017

Where: Colorado Avenue and 25th Street

Fort Collins Fort Collins Weigh-Off Date: October 14, 2017

Where: 2121 East Mulberry

Littleton Great Pumpkin Commonwealth, Rocky Mountain Giant Vegetable GrowersWeigh-Off! Date: September 30, 2017

Where: Jared's Nursery

Longomnt Flower Bin Giant  Pumpkin Weigh-off Date:

Where: 1805 Nelson Rd.

Connecticut
Durham Durham Fair Date: September 19, 2017

Where: 1805 Nelson Rd.

Ridgefield Ridgefield Giant Pumpkin Weigh-off Date: September 24, 2017

Where: Ballard Park

South Woodstock Wooodstock Fair Date: August 31, 2017

Where:281 Route 169

Delaware
Bridgeville Pumpkin Chunkin Festival Date:

Where: Royal Farms, 18657 Sussex Highway

Hawaii
Kamuela Big Island Giant Pumpkin Contest Date:

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

Illinois
Lockport Siegel's Cottonwood Farms Weighoff Date: September 30, 2017

Where: 17250 Weber Road

Indiana
Fair Oaks Fair Oaks farm Date: October 7, 2017

Where: 856 N 600 E

Fishers Wasson Nursery Weigh-Off Date: September 30, 2017

Where: 13279 E 126 St

Indianapolis Indiana State Fair Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off Date: August 12, 2017

Where: 1202 E 38th St

Iowa
Anamosa Mid-West Pumpkin Growers Association(GPC) Date: October 7, 2017

Where: 600 E. Main St.

Bloomfield Bloomfield Giant Pumpkin Bash Date: September, 30, 2017

Where: Davis County Fairgrounds, S 20471 Old Hwy 2

Kansas
Kentucky
Guston Roberts Family Farms Weighoff Date: September 16, 2017

Where: 125 Kennedy Road

Nancy Bear Wallow Weigh-In Date:

Where: 1225 Piney Grove Rd

Maine
Damariscotta Damariscotta Pumpkinfest

Date: October 1, 2017

Where: Pinkham's Plantation

Sanford MePGO Weigh-In Date: October 7, 2017

Where: Oscar Emery Drive

Massachusetts
Topsfield Topsfield Fair (GPC) Date: September 29, 2017

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

Michigan
Dundee Harnica Farm Giant Pumpkin Weigh-off (GPC) Date: October 7, 2017

Where: 12406 Bigelow Road

Sault Ste. Marie Red Barn Farms Giant Yooper Pumpkin Weigh-off Date: October 8, 2017

Where: 2664 West 5 Mile Road

South Lyon South Lyons Pumpkinfest  - lots of pumpkins, no weighoff Date:

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

St. John's Great Central Lakes Pumpkin Weigh-off (GPC) Date: September 23, 2017

Where: 3131 S. US-27

Minnesota
Anoka Anoka Halloween Weigh-off Date: October 8, 2017

Where: 2015 S 1st Ave

Minnietrista Gale Woods Farm Weighoff Date: October 7, 2017

Where: 7210 County Road 110W

Stillwater Stillwater Harvestfest and Giant Pumpkin Weigh-off Date: October 14, 2017

Where: 106 Main St S

Missouri
Republic The Great Republic Missouri Pumpkin Weigh-off(GPC) Date: October 7, 2017

Where: Main Street Republic, Missouri

Montana
Hamilton Big Sky Giant Pumpkin Growers Weigh Off Date:

Where: Hamilton Farmers Market

Nebraska
Pawnee Harvest Bash Date: October 14, 2017

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

New Hampshire
Deerfield Deerfield Fair Date: September 28, 2017

Where: 34 Stage Road

Goffstown NHGPGA State Weigh Off Date:

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 29, 2017

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 6-8, 2017

Where: Milford Oval

Rochester Rochester Fair Date:

Where: 72 Lafayette St.

New Jersey
Woodstown South Jersey Pumpkinshow lots of pumpkins, but no weighoff Date: October 13-15, 2017

Where: Salem County Fairgrounds, 735 Rte. 40

New York
Clarence The Great Pumpkin Farm Date: October 1, 2017

Where: 11199 Main St.

Oswego CNY Pumpkinfest (GPC) Date: September 30, 2017

Where: Washington Square Park

Saratoga Springs Saratoga Giant Pumpkin Fest Date: September 23, 2017

Where: 345 Church Street

North Carolina
Yadkin Vally Annual Pumpkin Festival and Weighoff Date: September 23, 2017

Where: Main Street, Elkin

Raleigh North Carolina State Fair Date:  October 12, 2017

Where: 1025 Blue Ridge Road

North Dakota
Minot Berry Acres Giant Pumpkin Weighoff Date: October 7, 2017

Where: 4605 County Road 15 W

Ohio
Barnesville Barnesville Pumpkin Festival

Date:  September 20, 2017

Where: East Main Street

Canfield Ohio Valley Giant Pumpkin Growers (GPC) Date: October 14, 2017

Where: 9010 Youngstown-Salem

Circleville Circleville Pumpkin Show Date: October 18-21, 2017

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

Columbus Ohio State Fair(GPC) Date: August 5, 2017

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

Dublin Oakland Nursery Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off Date: October 8, 2017

Where:  4261 W. Dublin-Granville Road

Hamilton SOGPG Weigh-off (GPC) - Operation Pumpkin Date: October 13, 2017

Where:  High Street

Oregon
Gervais Bauman Farms Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off Date: October 7, 2017

Where: Bauman Farms, 12989 Howell Prairie Rd.

Tualatin Terminator Weighoff Date: October 21, 2017

Where: 8325 SW Nyberg St

Pennsylvania
Altoona PGPA Great Pumpkin Weigh-off (GPC) Date:  October 7, 2017

Where: 2600 Plank Road Commons

Breinigsville Grim's Orchard and Family Farms Weigh-off

Date: September 23, 2017

Where: 9941 Schantz Road

Rhode Island
Warren Frerichs Farm Weigh-off Date:October 14, 2017

Where: Frerich's Farm, 43 Kinnicutt Ave.

South Dakota
Harrisburg Great South Dakota Weighoff Date:October 7, 2017

Where: 27249 SD Highway 115

Tennessee
Allardt Great Pumpkin Festival & Weighoff Date: October 7, 2017

Where: Allardt, TN

Knoxville Tennessee Valley fair Weigh-Off Date: September 7, 2017

Where: 3301 E Magnolia Ave

Utah
Lehi Thanksgiving Point Weighoff Date: September 23, 2017

Where: 3003 N. Thanksgiving Way

Pleasant Grove Hee Haw Farms Giant Pumpkin Weigh-off Date: October 14, 2017

Where: 150 South 2000 West

Vermont
Colchester Vermont Growers Weigh-Off Date: September 23, 2017

Where: 277 Lavigne Road

Washington
Seattle Elysian Brewery Giant Pumpkin Weighoff Date: September 23, 2017

Where: 5510 Airport Way South

Mount Vernon Skagit Valley Giant Pumpkin Festival Date: September 30, 2017

Where: Christianson's Nursery, 15806 Best Road

Puyallup Washington State Fair Date: September 1, 2017

Where: 110 9th Ave SW

Shoreline Central Market Giant Pumpkn Weigh-off (GPC) Date: October 7, 2017

Where: 15505 Westminster Way N.

Wisconsin
Cedarburg Cedarburg Wine & Harvest Festival Date: September 16, 2017

Where: Port Washington State Bank, W61N526 Washington Avenue

Madison Willy St. Weighoff Date: September 17, 2017

Where: 800 Williamson Street

Mishicot Mishicot Pumpkin Fest Date: October 21, 2017

Where: 150 E. Main St.

Nekoosa Nekoosa Giant Pumpkin Festival (GPC) Date: October 7, 2017

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

Canada
Becancour Gentilly Date:

Where: 1500 Des Galaxies

Bracebridge, ON Bracecridge Fair Date: September 16, 2017

Where: 331 Fraserburg Road

Edminston, NS Journee de la citrouille d'Edmundston

Date:September 23, 2017

Where: 100 Victoria Street

Erin, ON Erin Fall Fair Giant Pumpkin Weighoff Date: October 5, 2017

Where: Erin Fairgrounds, 190 Main Street

Langley, BC Krause Berry Farm Pumpkin Weighoff Date: October 7, 2017

Where: 6179 248th Street

Millville, N.S. Millville Pumpkin Festival Date:  October 1, 2016

Where: Millville Community Center

Neguac, NB Giant Pumpkin Provincial Festival

Date: September 17, 2017

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

Port Elgin, Ontario PumpkinFest (GPC) Date:  October 1, 2017

Where: Port Elgin

Roland, Manitoba Roland Pumpkin Fair (GPC) Date:  October 7, 2017

Where: Roland Arena

Smoky Lake, AB Great White North Pumpkin Fair and Weighoff Date: October 7, 2017

Where: Smoky Lake, AB.

Wallaceburg, ON Wallceburg Kinsmen Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off Date:September 23, 2017

Where: 1416 Dufferin Ave

Waterville, NS AVGVG Gigantic Vegetable Weigh Off

Date: September 23, 2017

Where: Glad Gardens, Hwy #1, Waterville

Windsor, NS Great Atlantic Weigh-off (GPC) Date:  October 7, 2017

Where: Wentworth Road

Wellington, Ontario Prince Edward County Pumpkin Growers Date: October 14, 2017

Where: 43 Wharf Street

Woodbridge, Ontario Woodbridge Fair International Giant Pumpkin Weigh-off Date: October 7, 2017

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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