Entertainment for One and All!

The 22nd annual Elk Grove Giant Pumpkin Festival will entertain the entire family. Don't miss out on these special attractions! Entertainment Schedule (PDF)

Velocity Circus Show

Gaze in awe as the one and only Velocity Circus Show performs on the Main Stage on Saturday.

Cooking Demonstrations

Professional chefs and talented home cooks will show the crowd how to create delicious pumpkin dishes! Located in the new Pumpkin Kitchen near the Scarecrow Contest.

Major League Eating Competition

Watch professional and amateur eaters devour pumpkin pies at the World Pumpkin Pie-Eating Championship! Located on the Main Stage on Sunday.

Musical Performances

Remarkable musical acts will perform on the festival's two stages throughout the weekend: 

Community Stage

  • School of Rock
  • Gig Garcia Band
  • Code Blue
  • Soulshakers
  • Keep On Truckin'
  • Kenny Frye Band
Pumpkin Pavilion
  • Happily Ever Laughter
  • School of Rock Band
  • Mad Science
  • Encore! Studio of Performing Arts
  • Hot Hula Fitness Demonstration

Pumpkin Carver

Ray Duey is nothing short of amazing when it comes to pumpkin carving! You can watch him demonstrate his food sculpting skills near the Pumpkin Kitchen.

Pumpkin Drop

Don't miss this big splash! After the Pumpkin Regatta boat race, watch as the pumpkin boats fall from enormous heights into shallow depths of water in the famous Pumpkin Drop. Located near Strauss Island on Sunday.

Roving Entertainers

Among the pumpkins, festival goers will behold magicians, clowns, jugglers, stilt walkers, a fortune teller and more!