Elk Grove Giant Pumpkin Festival

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Event Information

  • Saturday and Sunday
  • October 1-2, 2016
  • 10 am - 5 pm
  • FREE Admission, $10 Parking in Park
  • Elk Grove Regional Park
  • Festival Map (PDF)
  • Schedule of Events (PDF) coming soon!
  • Entertainment Schedule (PDF) coming soon!

Event Highlights

  • Giant Pumpkin & Produce Weigh Off
  • World Pumpkin Pie-Eating Championship
  • Pumpkin Regatta, Pumpkin Derby and Pumpkin Carver
  • Kids Zone, Art Walk and Crafts
  • Contests, Demonstrations, and Musical Performances
  • Pumpkin Patch, Agricultural Area and Pumpkin Food
  • Magic Show, Jugglers, Acrobats and Stilt Walkers
  • Velocity Circus Show
  • Pumpkin Marketplace (Craft Fair)

About the Event


What began in 1994 as a small harvest celebration is now Elk Grove’s largest family festival and attracts an estimated 40,000 guests each year. The Elk Grove Giant Pumpkin Festival is hosted by the Cosumnes Community Services District (CSD) Parks and Recreation Department in partnership with many sponsors. Admission is free. Parking inside the park is $10. A portion of festival proceeds benefit local youth and service organizations.
  

Pumpkins and Produce


Pumpkin growers from all over California and beyond will be vying for the top prize - and perhaps a world record - as each of their enormous orange gourds hit the scales on Saturday morning. Weighing in at nearly one ton, you've never seen pumpkins like this before! Giant produce, from zucchini to sunflowers, will also be weighed and measured for cash prizes.

Entertainment and Family Fun


The festival has something for everyone with attractions including the World Pumpkin Pie Eating Championship, pumpkin derby, pumpkin recipe contest, scarecrow-making contest, kids’ zone, live entertainment, an art walk, crafts, pumpkin food and a race across the lake between giant pumpkin boats!

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