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2013 Giant Pumpkin Festivals & Weigh Offs

We are currently gathering the 2013 Pumpkin Festival and weigh-off information. It should be completed shortly. If you have any weigh off information, please email us.

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
Cullman Farm Y'all Date: August 24, 2013

Where: 209 1st Avenue NE

Alaska
Palmer Alaska's Midnight Sun Great Pumpkin Weigh-off Date:

Where: 2075 Glenn Hwy

Arkansas
Washington Old Wahington Farmer's Market Watermelon Weigh0off Date: August 31, 2013

Where: Town Hall

California
Auburn Auburn Weighoff Date: October 19, 2013

Where: Recreation Park in Auburn, CA

Elk Grove CSD Giant Pumpkin Festival of Elk Grove (GPC) Date:October 6, 2013

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

Half Moon Bay Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-off Date: October 14, 2013

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

Morgan Hill Uesugi Farms Pumpkin Park Date:

Where: 14485 Monterey Road

Salinas California State Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off Date:

Where: Borchard Farms Home Ranch, 142 Rodgers Road

San Luis Obispo Central Coast Great Pumpkin Contest Date:

Where: Mission Plaza

Santa Rosa National Heirloom Expo Date: September 10, 2013

Where: 1350 Bennet Valley Rd.

Ukiah Ukiah Country PumpkinFest & Giant Pumpkin Weighoff Date: October 12, 2013

Where: Ukiah Safeway parking lot

Colorado
Aurora Nick's Garden Center & Farm Market Date: OCtober 5, 2013

Where: 2001 S. Chambers Road

Canyonville Canyonville Pumpkin & Music Celebration Date:

Where: Pioneer Park

Colorado Springs Old Colorado City Giant Pumpkin Weigh-off Date: October 19, 2013

Where: Colorado Avenue and 25th Street

Littleton Great Pumpkin Commonwealth, Rocky Mountain Giant Vegetable GrowersWeigh-Off! Date: September 28, 2013

Where: Jared's Nursery

Longomnt The Flower Bin Giant Weigh-off Date: October 12, 2013

Where: 1805 Nelson Rd.

Connecticut
Durham Durham Fair Date: September 25, 2013

Where: 1805 Nelson Rd.

Fairfield CT Giant Squash and Pumpkin Grower's Association Weigh-off Date:

Where: Penfield Beach in Fairfield, Penfield 1 Pavillion

Ridgefield Ridgefield Giant Pumpkin Weigh-off Date: September 29, 2013

Where: Ballard Park

South Woodstock Woodstock Fair: Date: August 29, 2013

Where: 281 Route 169

Delaware
Bridgeville Pumpkin Chunkin Festival - Watch 'em "Chuck" a pumpkin thousands of feet. Date: November 1-3, 2013

Where: Royal Farms, 18657 Sussex Highway

Illinois
Homer Glen Bengtson's Pumpkin Farm Date: September 29, 2013

Where: 13341 W. 151st St.

Morton Morton Pumpkin Festival - There is no Weighoff Date: Begins September 11, 2013

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

Indiana
East Hamlet Hensler's Giant Pumpkin Weigh-In Date:

Where:  Hensler's Nursery, 5715 North 750 East

Indianapolis Indiana State Fair(GPC) Date: August 10, 2013

Where: 1202 E 38th St., Indianapolis

Indianapolis Gary Greenhouse Date: October 5, 2013

Where: 4706 Bluff Rd.

Noblesville IPGA Weigh-off (GPC) Date:

Where: Gatewood Vegetable Farm, 9555 E 206th Street

Iowa
Anamosa Mid-West Pumpkin Growers Association(GPC) Date: October 5, 2013

Where: 600 E. Main St.

Des Moines Iowa State Fair(GPC) Date: August 9, 2013

Where: Iowa State Fair

Kansas
Hutchinson Kansas State Fair Weighoff Date:

Where: Kansas State Fair

Kentucky
Nancy Bear Wallow Weigh-In Date:September 21, 2013

Where: 1225 Piney Grove Rd

Maine
Damariscotta Damariscotta Pumpkinfest

Date: October 6, 2013

Where: Pinkham's Plantation

Sanford MePGO Weigh-In Date: October 5, 2013

Where: Oscar Emery Drive

Windsor Windsor Giant Pumpkin/Squash Contest Date:

Where: 117 Sampson Road

Massachusetts
Topsfield Topsfield Fair (GPC) Date: October 4, 2013

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

Michigan
Dundee Harnica Farm Giant Pumpkin Weigh-off (GPC) Date: October 5, 2013

Where: 12406 Bigelow Road

South Lyon South Lyons Pumpkinfest  - lots of pumpkins, no weighoff Date: September 28-29, 2013

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

St. John's Great Central Lakes Pumpkin Weigh-off (GPC)

Where: 3131 S. US-27

Minnesota
Delano Apple Jack Orchards Date: September 28, 2013

Where: 4875 37th St. SE

Stillwater Stillwater Harvestfest and Giant Pumpkin Weigh-off Date: October 12, 2013

Where: 106 Main St S

Missouri
Republic The Great Republic Missouri Pumpkin Weigh-off(GPC) Date: October 5, 2013

Where: Main Street Republic, Missouri

Montana
Hamilton Big Sky Giant Pumpkin Growers Weigh Off Date:

Where: Hamilton Farmers Market

Ronan Ronan Harvest Festival Date: September 21, 2013

Where: 300 3rd Avenue NW

New Hampshire
Deerfield Deerfield Fair Date: September 26, 2013

Where: 34 Stage Road

Goffstown NHGPGA State Weigh Off

Or: Goffstown Pumpkin Weigh-Off

Date:

Where: Goffstown Common, Rt. 114, Main Street

Keene Pumpkin Festival -No weighoff. Every year they seek to break the record for most lit pumpkins. Date: October 19, 2013

Where: Downtown Keene

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 11-13, 2013

Where: Milford Oval

New Boston Hillsboro County Fair - lots of pumpkins, but no weighoff Date: september 6-8, 2013

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

New Jersey
Woodstown South Jersey Pumpkinshow lots of pumpkins, but no weighoff Date: October 111-13, 2013

Where: Salem County Fairgrounds, 735 Rte. 40

New York
Clarence The Great Pumpkin Farm Date: October 6, 2013

Where: 11199 Main St.

Cooperstown Cooperstown Pumpkinfest (GPC) Date: September 21, 2013

Where: In the parking lot of Doubleday Field

Oswego CNY Pumpkinfest (GPC) Date: October 5, 2013

Where: Washington Square Park

North Carolina
Yadkin Vally Annual Pumpkin Festival and Weighoff Date: September 28, 2013

Where: Main Street, Elkin

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 25, 2013

Where: East Main Street

Canfield Ohio Valley Giant Pumpkin Growers (GPC) Date: October 12, 2013

Where: 9010 Youngstown-Salem

Circleville Circleville Pumpkin Show Date: October 16-19, 2013

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

Columbus Ohio State Fair(GPC) Date: August 3, 2013

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

Dublin The National Pumpkin Weigh-Off Date: October 13, 2013

Where:  4261 W. Dublin-Granville Road

Hamilton SOGPG Weigh-off (GPC) - Operation Pumpkin Date: October 4, 2013

Where:  High Street

New Bremen New Bremen Pumpkinfest Date:  September 29, 2012

Where: South Street

Oregon
Canyonville Canyonville Pumpkin and Music Festival Date: October 5, 2013

Where: 425 Canyon Ave.

Gervais Bauman Farms Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off Date: October 5, 2013

Where: Bauman Farms, 12989 Howell Prairie Rd.

Portland Pacific Northwest Pumpkin Growers Date:

Where: 16511 NW Gillhan Road, Sauvies Island

Tualatin Terminator Weighoff Date: October 19, 2013

Where: 8325 SW Nyberg St

Pennsylvania
Altoona PGPA Great Pumpkin Weigh-off (GPC) Date: October 5, 2013

Where: 2600 Plank Road Commons

Dalton Roba Family Farms Weigh-off Date: September 14, 2013

Where: Decker Road

Doylestwon Monster Pumpkin Madness Date:September 28, 2013

Where: 2100 Lower State Rd.

Waterford Port Farms Giant Pumpkin Weighoff Date:

Where: 2055 Stone Quarry Road

Rhode Island
Warren Frerichs Farm Weigh-off Date:October 12, 2013

Where: Frerich's Farm, 43 Kinnicutt Ave.

South Dakota
Harrisburg Great South Dakota Weighoff Date:October 5, 2013

Where: 27249 SD Highway 115

Rapid City Rapid City Giant Pumpkin Weighoff(GPC) Date: September 28, 2013

Where: 7th St.

South Shore The South Shore Weigh-Off Date:

Where:  107 N. Main Street

Tennessee
Allardt Great Pumpkin Festival & Weighoff Date: October 5, 2013

Where: Allardt, TN

Utah
Lehi Utah Giant Pumpkin Growers, UGPG(Independant) Date: September 28, 2013

Where: 3003 N. Thanksgiving Way

Vermont
Colchester Vermont Growers Weigh-Off Date: October 12, 2013

Where: 277 Lavigne Road

Washington
Enumclaw Rockridge Orchards Giant Pumpkin Weighoff Date: September 29, 2013

Where: 40709 264th Ave SE

Mount Vernon Skagit Valley Giant Pumpkin Festival Date: September 28, 2013

Where: Christianson's Nursery, 15806 Best Road

Shoreline Central Market 2nd Annual Giant Pumpkn Weigh-off (GPC) Date: October 12, 2013

Where: 15505 Westminster Way N.

Wisconsin
Cedarburg Cedarburg Wine & Harvest Festival Date: September 21, 2013

Where: Port Washington State Bank, W61N526 Washington Avenue

Chippewa Falls Oktoberfest Date: September 31, 2013

Where: Northern WI State Fairgrounds

Mishicot Mishicot Pumpkin Fest Date: October 19, 2013

Where: 150 E. Main St.

Nekoosa Nekoosa Giant Pumpkin Festival (GPC) Date: October 5, 2013

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

Ripon Ripon Septemberfest Date:

Where: 100 Watson St.

Stoughton Eugster's Farm Market Giant Pumpkin Weigh-off Date: October 13, 2012

Where: 3865 Hwy# 138

Canada
Calgary Blue Grass Pumpkin Weighoff Date: October 12, 2013

Where: Blue Grass Sod Farm

Erin, ON Erin Fall Fair Giant Pumpkin Weighoff Date: October 10, 2013

Where: Erin Fairgrounds, 190 Main Street

Langley, BC Aldor Acres Pumpkin Weighoff Date: October 12, 2013

Where: 8301 252 St.

Millville Millville Pumpkin Festival Date: October 5, 2013

Where: Millville Community Center

Nanaimo, B.C. Nanaimo Pumpkin Festival Date:

Where: VIEX grounds at Beban Park

Neguac, NB Giant Pumpkin Provincial Festival

Date: September 22, 2013

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

Pembroke, Ontario Hugli's Blueberry Ranch Weigh-off Date: September 28, 2013

Where: 2139 Greenwood Rd., Pembroke, Ont.

Port Elgin, Ontario PumpkinFest (GPC) Date:  October 5, 2013

Where: Port Elgin

Roland, Manitoba Roland Pumpkin Fair (GPC) Date:  October 5, 2013

Where: Roland Arena

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

Where: Smoky Lake, AB.

Waterville, NS AVGVG Gigantic Vegetable Weigh Off

Date: September 28, 2013

Where: Glad Gardens, Hwy #1, Waterville

Windsor, NS Great Atlantic Weigh-off (GPC) Date:  October 5, 2013

Where: Windsor

Wellington, Ontario Prince Edward County Pumpkin Growers Date: October 19, 2013

Where: 43 Wharf Street

Woodbridge, ON Woodbridge Fair International Giant Pumpkin Weigh-off Date: October 12, 2013

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. Having lost the world record to Boston in 2007, they are likely fired up to regain the title. Their prior record was 28,952 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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