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2016 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:
Blairsville Union County Farmers Market Date:


Cullman Farm Yall Festival Date: August 27, 2016

Where: 209 1st avenue ne


Palmer Alaska's Midnight Sun Great Pumpkin Weigh-off Date: August 30, 2016

Where: 2075 Glenn Hwy

Washington Old Wahington Farmer's Market Watermelon Weigh0off Date: September 3, 2016

Where: Town Hall

Diamond Springs Constantly Growing giant Pumpkin Festival Date: September 24, 2016

Where: 6200 Enterprise Drive

Elk Grove CSD Giant Pumpkin Festival of Elk Grove (GPC) Date: October 1, 2016

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

Half Moon Bay Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-off Date: October 10, 2016

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

Morgan Hill Uesugi Farms Pumpkin Park Date: October 8, 2016

Where: 14485 Monterey Road

Orange Irvine Park Railroads Giant Pumpkin Weighoff Date: September 24, 2016

Where: Irvine Park, 1 Irvine Park road

Santa Rosa National Heirloom Expo Date: September 6, 2016

Where: 1350 Bennet Valley Rd.

Ukiah Ukiah Country PumpkinFest & Giant Pumpkin Weighoff Date:

Where: Ukiah Safeway parking lot

Aurora Nick's Garden Center & Farm Market Date: October 1, 2016

Where: 2001 S. Chambers Road

Colorado Springs Old Colorado City Giant Pumpkin Weigh-off Date: October 22, 2016

Where: Colorado Avenue and 25th Street

Fort Collins Fort Collins Weigh-Off Date:

Where: 2121 East Mulberry

Littleton Great Pumpkin Commonwealth, Rocky Mountain Giant Vegetable GrowersWeigh-Off! Date: September 24, 2016

Where: Jared's Nursery

Longomnt The Flower Bin Giant Weigh-off Date:

Where: 1805 Nelson Rd.

Durham Durham Fair Date: September 21, 2016

Where: 1805 Nelson Rd.

Ridgefield Ridgefield Giant Pumpkin Weigh-off Date: September 25, 2016

Where: Ballard Park

South Woodstock Wooodstock Fair Date: September 1, 2016

Where:281 Route 169

Bridgeville Pumpkin Chunkin Festival - Watch 'em "Chuck" a pumpkin thousands of feet. (No weigh-off) Date: November 4-6, 2016

Where: Royal Farms, 18657 Sussex Highway

Kamuela Big Island Giant Pumpkin Contest Date:

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

Lockport Siegel's Cottonwood Farms Weighoff Date: September 24, 2016

Where: 17250 Weber Road

Indianapolis Indiana State Fair Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off Date: August 13, 2016

Where: 1202 E 38th St

Indianapolis Gary Greenhouse Weigh-Off Date:

Where: 4706 Bluff Rd.

Anamosa Mid-West Pumpkin Growers Association(GPC) Date: October 1, 2016

Where: 600 E. Main St.

Des Moines Iowa State Fair Date: August 12, 2016

Where: E Grand Ave

Guston Roberts Family Farms Weighoff Date: September 17, 2016

Where: 125 Kennedy Road

Nancy Bear Wallow Weigh-In Date:

Where: 1225 Piney Grove Rd

Damariscotta Damariscotta Pumpkinfest


Where: Pinkham's Plantation

Sanford MePGO Weigh-In Date:

Where: Oscar Emery Drive

Topsfield Topsfield Fair (GPC) Date: September 30, 2016

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

Dundee Harnica Farm Giant Pumpkin Weigh-off (GPC) Date: October 1, 2016

Where: 12406 Bigelow Road

South Lyon South Lyons Pumpkinfest  - lots of pumpkins, no weighoff Date: September 23-25, 2016

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

St. John's Great Central Lakes Pumpkin Weigh-off (GPC) Date: September 46, 2016

Where: 3131 S. US-27

Stillwater Stillwater Harvestfest and Giant Pumpkin Weigh-off Date: October 8, 2016

Where: 106 Main St S

Republic The Great Republic Missouri Pumpkin Weigh-off(GPC) Date: October 1, 2016

Where: Main Street Republic, Missouri

Hamilton Big Sky Giant Pumpkin Growers Weigh Off Date:

Where: Hamilton Farmers Market

Pawnee Harvest Bash Date: October 8, 2016

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

New Hampshire
Deerfield Deerfield Fair Date: September 29, 2016

Where: 34 Stage Road

Goffstown NHGPGA State Weigh Off

Or: Goffstown Pumpkin Weigh-Off

Date: October 15-16, 2016

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 15, 2016

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 7-9, 2016

Where: Milford Oval

Rochester Rochester Fair Date: September 17, 2016

Where: 72 Lafayette St.

New Jersey
Woodstown South Jersey Pumpkinshow lots of pumpkins, but no weighoff Date: October 7, 2016

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 2, 2016

Where: 11199 Main St.

Cooperstown Cooperstown Pumpkinfest (GPC) Date:

Where: In the parking lot of Doubleday Field

Oswego CNY Pumpkinfest (GPC) Date: October 1, 2016

Where: Washington Square Park

Sarasota Springs Sarasota Giant Pumpkin Fest Date: September 24, 2016

Where: 345 Church Street

North Carolina
Yadkin Vally Annual Pumpkin Festival and Weighoff Date: September 24, 2016

Where: Main Street, Elkin

Raleigh North Carolina State Fair Date: October 11, 2016

Where: 1025 Blue Ridge Road

North Dakota
Minot Berry Acres Giant Pumpkin Weighoff Date: October 1, 2016

Where: 4605 County Road 15 W

Boise City The Five-State Cimarron Weighoff Date:  

Where: New fair Building

Shattuck Shattuck Great Pumpkin Weigh-In Date:

Where: Main St.

Barnesville Barnesville Pumpkin Festival

Date:  September 21, 2016

Where: East Main Street

Canfield Ohio Valley Giant Pumpkin Growers (GPC) Date: October 8, 2016

Where: 9010 Youngstown-Salem

Circleville Circleville Pumpkin Show Date: October 19-2, 2016

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

Columbus Ohio State Fair(GPC) Date: August 6, 2016

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

Dublin The National Pumpkin Weigh-Off Date: October 9, 2016

Where:  4261 W. Dublin-Granville Road

Hamilton SOGPG Weigh-off (GPC) - Operation Pumpkin Date: October 7, 2016

Where:  High Street

Gervais Bauman Farms Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off Date: October 1, 2016

Where: Bauman Farms, 12989 Howell Prairie Rd.

Tualatin Terminator Weighoff Date: October 15, 2016

Where: 8325 SW Nyberg St

Altoona PGPA Great Pumpkin Weigh-off (GPC) Date: October 1, 2016

Where: 2600 Plank Road Commons

Doylestwon Monster Pumpkin Madness Date:September 24, 2016

Where: 2100 Lower State Rd.

Rhode Island
Warren Frerichs Farm Weigh-off Date:October 8, 2016

Where: Frerich's Farm, 43 Kinnicutt Ave.

South Dakota
Harrisburg Great South Dakota Weighoff Date:October 1, 2016

Where: 27249 SD Highway 115

Rapid City Rapid City Giant Pumpkin Weighoff(GPC) Date: September 24, 2016

Where: 7th St.

Allardt Great Pumpkin Festival & Weighoff Date: October 1, 2016

Where: Allardt, TN

Lehi Thanksgiving Point Weighoff Date: September 24, 2016

Where: 3003 N. Thanksgiving Way

Colchester Vermont Growers Weigh-Off Date: September 24, 2016

Where: 277 Lavigne Road

Seattle Elysian Brewery Giant Pumpkin Weighoff Date: October 1, 2016

Where: 5510 Airport Way South

Mount Vernon Skagit Valley Giant Pumpkin Festival Date: September 24, 2016

Where: Christianson's Nursery, 15806 Best Road

Puyallup Washington State fair Date: September 2, 2016

Where: 110 9th Ave SW

Shoreline Central Market 2nd Annual Giant Pumpkn Weigh-off (GPC) Date: October 8, 2016

Where: 15505 Westminster Way N.

Cedarburg Cedarburg Wine & Harvest Festival Date: September 17, 2016

Where: Port Washington State Bank, W61N526 Washington Avenue

Lake :Geneva Lake Geneva Oktoberfest Date: October 1, 2016

Where: Flat Iron Park, 200 Center St.

Madison Will Dt. Weighoff Date: September 18, 2016

Where: 800 Williamson Street

Mishicot Mishicot Pumpkin Fest Date: October 15, 2016

Where: 150 E. Main St.

Nekoosa Nekoosa Giant Pumpkin Festival (GPC) Date: October 1, 2016

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

Sturgeon Bay The Lodge at Leathem Smith Date:

Where: 1640 Memorial Drive

Becancour Gentilly Date:

Where: 1500 Des Galaxies

Bracebridge, ON Bracecridge Fair Date: September 17, 2016

Where: 331 Fraserburg Road

Erin, ON Erin Fall Fair Giant Pumpkin Weighoff Date: October 6, 2016

Where: Erin Fairgrounds, 190 Main Street

Langley, BC Krause Berry Farm Pumpkin Weighoff Date: October 1, 2016

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 18, 2016

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

Pembroke, Ontario Hugli's Blueberry Ranch Weigh-off Date: September 24, 2016

Where: 2139 Greenwood Rd., Pembroke, Ont.

Port Elgin, Ontario PumpkinFest (GPC) Date:  October 1, 2016

Where: Port Elgin

Roland, Manitoba Roland Pumpkin Fair (GPC) Date:  October 1, 2016

Where: Roland Arena

Slate River, Ontario Belluz Farms Date: September 24, 2016

Where:  752 Candy Mountain Drive

Smoky Lake, AB Great White North Pumpkin Fair and Weighoff Date: October 1, 2016

Where: Smoky Lake, AB.

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

Where: 1416 Dufferin Ave

Waterville, NS AVGVG Gigantic Vegetable Weigh Off

Date: September 24, 2016

Where: Glad Gardens, Hwy #1, Waterville

Windsor, NS Great Atlantic Weigh-off (GPC) Date:  October 1, 2016

Where: Windsor

Wellington, Ontario Prince Edward County Pumpkin Growers Date: October 15, 2016

Where: 43 Wharf Street

Woodbridge, Ontario Woodbridge Fair International Giant Pumpkin Weigh-off Date: October 8, 2016

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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