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2020 Giant Pumpkin Festivals & Weigh Offs

Pumpkin Festivals


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 "2020", then the weighoff has not been verified......yet.

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State, City: Site Name: Dates and Information:
Palmer Alaska's Midnight Sun Great Pumpkin Weigh-Off Date: September 1, 2020

Where: 2075 Glenn Hwy

Carefree Carefree's Enchanted Pumpkin Weigh-Off Date:

Where: 101 Easy Street

Washington Old Washington Farmer's Market Watermelon Weigh-Off Date: September 5, 2020

Where: Town Hall

Diamond Springs Constantly Growing Giant Pumpkin Festival Date:

Where: 6200 Enterprise Drive

Elk Grove Giant Pumpkin Festival of Elkgrove Date: October 3, 2020

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

Half Moon Bay Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off Date: October 12, 2020

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

Morgan Hill Uesugi Farms Pumpkin Park Date: 

Where: 14485 Monterey Road

Orange Irvine Park Railroads Giant Pumpkin Weighoff Date: October 3, 2020

Where: Irvine Park, 1 Irvine Park Road

Rio Linda Rio Linda Grange Giant Pumpkin Contest Date: 

Where: 1315 G. Street

Santa Rosa National Heirloom Expo Date:  September 15, 2020

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 3, 2020 

Where: 2001 S. Chambers Road

Colorado City Old Colorado City Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off Date:

Where: Don's Garden Center

Fort Collins Fort Collins Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off & Jamboree Date: October 10, 2020

Where: 2121 East Mulberry

Littleton Great Pumpkin Commonwealth, Rocky Mountain Giant Vegetable Growers Weigh-Off! Date: September 26, 2020

Where: Jared's Nursery

Peyton Smith Farms Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off Date: October 17, 2020

Where: 8310 Blue Gill Drive

Durham Durham Fair Weigh-Off Date: September 22, 2020

Where: 24 Town House Road

Ridgefield Ridgefield Giant Pumpkin Weigh-off Date: September 27, 2020

Where: Ballard Park, 497 Main Street

South Woodstock Team Pumpkin Woodstock Fair Date: September 3, 2020

Where:281 Route 169

Bridgeville Pumpkin Chunkin Festival (no weigh-of) Date:

Where: Royal Farms, 18657 Sussex Highway

Kamuela Big Island Giant Pumpkin Contest Date:

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

Minooka Illinois Giant Pumpkin Growers Association Date: September, 26, 2020

Where: 4853 US Highway 52

Morton Morton Pumpkin Festival - no Weigh-Off Date: September 16-19, 2020

Where: 415 West Jefferson Street

Fair Oaks Fair Oaks farm Date: October 3, 2020

Where: 856 N 600 E

Fishers Wasson Nursery Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off Date:  September 26, 2020

Where: 13279 E 126 St

Indianapolis Indiana State Fair Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off Date: August 15, 2020

Where: 1202 E 38th St

Anamosa Ryan Norlin Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off(GPC) Date: October 3, 2020

Where: 600 E. Main St.

Bloomfield Bloomfield Giant Pumpkin Bash Date: September 26, 2020

Where: Davis County Courthouse Square, 100 Courthouse Street

Guston Roberts Family Farms Weighoff Date: September 19, 2020

Where: 125 Kennedy Road

Louisville Kentucky State Fair Pumpkin and Watermelon Weigh-Off Date: August 20, 2020

Where: 937 Phillips Lane

Damariscotta Damariscotta Pumpkinfest

Date: October 4, 2020

Where: 431 Biscay Road

Sanford MePGO Weigh-In Date: 

Where: Oscar Emery Drive

Topsfield Topsfield Fair (GPC) Date: October 2, 2020

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

Dundee Dundee's Pumpkin Palooza(GPC) Date: October 3, 2020

Where: 350 Monroe Avenue

Novi Michigan State Fair Weigh-off Date: September 1, 2020

Where: 46100 Grand River Ave

Sault Ste. Marie Red Barn Farms Giant Pumpkin Weigh-off Date:

Where: 2664 West 5 Mile Road

South Lyon South Lyons Pumpkinfest  - lots of pumpkins, no weighoff Date: September 25-27, 2020

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, 2020

Where: 3131 S. US-27

Minnietrista Gale Woods Farm Weighoff Date: September 26, 2020

Where: 7210 County Road 110W

Stillwater Stillwater Harvestfest and Giant Pumpkin Weigh-off Date: October 10, 2020

Where: 106 Main St S

Republic Republic Pumpkin Daze(GPC) Date: October 3, 2020

Where: N. Main Street Republic, Missouri

Pawnee Harvest Bash Date:

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

New Hampshire
Deerfield Deerfield Fair Date: October 1, 2020

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 25, 2020

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 Date: 

Where: Milford Oval

New Jersey
Woodstown South Jersey Pumpkinshow lots of pumpkins, but no weigh-off Date: October 10-11, 2020

Where: Salem County Fairgrounds, 735 Rte. 40

New York
Clarence The Great Pumpkin Farm World Pumpkin Weigh-Off Date: October 3, 2020 

Where: 11199 Main St.

Clayton Pumpkin Chunkin Festival Date: October 17, 2020

Where:  517 Riverside Drive

Oswego CNY Pumpkinfest - no weigh-off?? Date:

Where: Washington Square Park

Saratoga Springs Saratoga Giant Pumpkin Fest Date: September 27, 2020

Where: Saratoga Spa State Park, 65 South Broadway

North Carolina
Raleigh North Carolina State Fair Date: October 14, 2020

Where: 1025 Blue Ridge Road

Yadkin Valley Yadkin Valley Giant Pumpkin Weighoff Date: September 26, 2020

Where: Main Street, Elkin

North Dakota
Minot Berry Acres Giant Pumpkin Weighoff Date:

Where: 4605 County Road 15 W

Barnesville Barnesville Pumpkin Festival

Date:  September 24-27, 2020

Where: East Main Street

Canfield Ohio Valley Giant Pumpkin Growers (GPC) Date: October 10, 2020

Where: 9010 Youngstown-Salem

Circleville Circleville Pumpkin Show Date: October 21-24, 2020

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

Dublin  Oakland Nursery Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off Date: October 11, 2020

Where:  4261 W. Dublin-Granville Road

Hamilton SOGPG Weigh-off (GPC) - Operation Pumpkin Date: October 8, 2020 

Where:  Second and High Street

Claremore Oklahoma Giant Pumpkin Growers Weigh-Off Date: September 19, 2020

Where: 400 South Veterans Parkway

Gervais Bauman Farms Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off Date: October 3, 2020

Where: Bauman Farms, 12989 Howell Prairie Rd.

Tualatin The Terminator Weigh-Off Date: October 16, 2020

Where: 8325 SW Nyberg St

Altoona PGPA Great Pumpkin Weigh-Off Date: October 3, 2020

Where: 2600 Plank Road Commons

Rhode Island
Warren  Southern New England Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off Date: October 10, 2020

Where: Frerich's Farm, 43 Kinnicutt Ave.

South Dakota
Harrisburg Great South Dakota Weighoff Date:

Where: 27249 SD Highway 115

Rapid City Great Downtown Pumpkin Festival Date: September 26, 2020

Where: 526 Main Street

Allardt Great Pumpkin Festival & Weigh-Off Date: October 3, 2020

Where: 2001 Michigan Avenue

Knoxville Tennessee Valley Giant Growing Contest Date: September 10, 2020

Where: 3301 E Magnolia Ave

Lehi Thanksgiving Point Weighoff Date: 

Where: 3003 N. Thanksgiving Way

Pleasant Grove Hee Haw Farms Giant Pumpkin Drop Date:

Where: 150 South 2000 West

Colchester Vermont Growers Weigh-Off Date: September 19, 2020

Where: 277 Lavigne Road

Doswell State Fair of Virginia Date: September 26, 2020

Where: 13191 Dawn Blvd.

Seattle Elysian Great Pumpkin Weighoff Date: September 26, 2020

Where: 5510 Airport Way South

Mount Vernon Skagit Valley Giant Pumpkin Festival Date:  September 19, 2020

Where: Christianson's Nursery, 15806 Best Road

Puyallup Washington State Fair Date: September 4, 2020

Where: 110 9th Ave SW

Shoreline Central Market Giant Pumpkin Weigh-off (GPC) Date: October 3, 2020

Where: 15505 Westminster Way N.

West Virginia
Franklin Giant Pumpkin Growing Contest Date: 

Where: 201 Confederate Road

Altoona River Prairie Ginormous Pumpkin Festival Date: September 26, 2020

Where: Prevea Amphitheater

Cedarburg Cedarburg Wine and Harvest Festival Date: September 19, 2020

Where: W61N526 Washington Avenue

Green Bay Green Bay Fall Fest Date: October 10, 2020

Where: 200 n. Broadway

Kenosha Kenosha Fall Festival Date: September 12, 2020

Where: City Hall - 625 52nd St

Madison Willy St. Weighoff Date:

Where: 800 Williamson Street

Mishicot Mishicot Pumpkin Fest Date: October 17, 2020

Where: 150 E. Main St.

Nekoosa Nekoosa Giant Pumpkin Festival (GPC) Date: October 3, 2020

Where: 916 Prospect Street

Worland Wyoming State Championship Weigh Off Date: September 26,v2020

Where: 1082 North 10th

Bracebridge, ON Bracecridge Fair Date: 2020 Event is Cancelled

Where: 331 Fraserburg Road

Edminston, NS Journee de la citrouille d'Edmundston

Date: September 27, 2020

Where: 100 Victoria Street

Erin, ON Erin Fall Fair Giant Pumpkin Weighoff Date: October 8, 2020

Where: Erin Fairgrounds, 184 Main Street

Langley, BC Krause Berry Farm Pumpkin Weighoff Date: October 3, 2020

Where: 6179 248th Street

Millville, NS Joe King Memorial Giant Pumpkin Weigh-off Date:  October 3, 2020

Where: 270 Millville Highway

Neguac, NB Giant Pumpkin Provincial Festival

Date: October 4, 2020

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

Port Elgin, Ontario PumpkinFest (GPC) Date:  October 4, 2020

Where: 539 Goodrich Street

Roland, Manitoba Roland Pumpkin Fair (GPC) Date:  October 3, 2020

Where: Roland Arena, South Avenue

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

Where: Smoky Lake, AB.

Wallaceburg, ON Wallceburg Kinsmen Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off Date: 2020 Event is Cancelled

Where: 1416 Dufferin Ave

Waterville, NS AVGVG Gigantic Vegetable Weigh Off

Date: September 25, 2020

Where: Glad Gardens, Hwy #1, Waterville

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

Where: Wentworth Road

Wellington, Ontario Prince Edward County Pumpkin Growers Date: October 17, 2020

Where: 240 Main Street

Woodbridge, Ontario Woodbridge Fair International Giant Pumpkin Weigh-off Date:  October 10, 2020

Where: Porter Ave.

Even More Information: 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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