About the Pumpkin Festival
20 Years ... two decades... an entire generation... and exactly the amount of time The GIANT Pumpkin Festival has been held in Elk Grove, California. What started out as a small group of farmers not wanting to drive their large pumpkins to The Nut Tree in Vacaville has become the region’s signature event drawing crowds of more than 40,000 people each year.
As the Festival descends on Elk Grove Park the first weekend in October it is truly like watching a small city pop-up overnight. From local non-profits raising funds to recipe contests and incredible live entertainment, the Festival has brought with it numerous memories for staff and community members alike. Over the next month these memories will be shared through our social media outlets as well as printed publications. As we kick-off the month leading up to the Festival take a moment and reflect where you were 20 years ago. I’ll bet you’d be surprised just how fast 20 years have gone by.