Giant Pumpkin Festival of Elk Grove
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Welcome to the GIANT Pumpkin Festival site

There’s no place like Elk Grove the first weekend in October. CSD organizers are planning to whisk guests away to the mystical land of Oz for the 19th Annual Elk Grove GIANT Pumpkin Festival, October 5-6, from 10 am to 5 pm at Elk Grove Regional Park. Staff and participating businesses have begun planning for a weekend filled with pumpkins and scarecrows and fun…oh my!

They Could Squish a Witch…GIANT Pumpkins!

Witches beware! Weighing in at nearly one ton, some of the state’s biggest pumpkins grace the festival scales on Saturday morning.

Those aren’t flying monkeys…It’s the Pumpkin Regatta!

A race between pumpkin boats across Strauss Lake. The paddles will be poised for the 7th annual showdown on Sunday at Noon.

Munchkinland Offers Fun for Kids

Magical activities abound at the Festival. Kids can explore two children’s areas with carnival games, a pumpkin patch, inflatable attractions, hay maze and more.

Scarecrows Over the Rainbow

Fashion an entry honoring your favorite OZ inhabitants in the festival’s scarecrow contest and you could earn more than just sparkly slippers. Cost to participate is $10 per entry, but awards for first, second, and third place offer hundreds to the lucky winners. Look for entry form under 2013 Contest Forms.

It Takes Courage, Smarts, and Heart to Produce a Great Festival

Festival sponsors, vendors and volunteers help make the Festival a magical experience every year.

The Elk Grove GIANT Pumpkin Festival is organized by the Cosumnes Community Services District (CSD) Parks and Recreation Department. In 2012, the Festival attracted an estimated 40,000 guests over two days and was awarded “Best Festival” by Elk Grove Online. For more information about festival preparations, please contact the Special Events Office at (916) 684-7550 or become a fan on Facebook for details.

Giant Pumpkin Festival Sponsors

 

    

   

   

   

       


Official Hotels of the Giant Pumpkin Festival
Festival Discounts Available
   


       


 

Date:
October 5 and 6, 2013

Time:
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Location:
 Elk Grove Regional Park

Schedule:
2013 - Event Schedule

Contest Information:
 Pumpkin Produce Contest
 Scarecrow Contest
 Dessert Recipe Contest
 More Coming Soon


2013 Contest Results:
 Pumpkin and Produce Weigh-off
 Scarecrow Contest
 Pumpkin Regatta
 Recipe Contest

2012 Contest Results:
 Pumpkin and Produce Weigh-off
 Scarecrow Contest
 Recipe Contest

2011 Contest Results:
 Pumpkin and Produce Weigh-off
 Scarecrow Contest
 Recipe Contest

2010 Contest Results:
 Pumpkin and Produce Weigh-off
 Pumpkin Regatta Race
 Scarecrow Contest
 Recipe Contest

2009 Contest Results:
 Pumpkin and Produce Weigh-off
 Pumpkin Regatta Race
 Scarecrow Contest
 Recipe Contest

2008 Contest Results:
 Pumpkin and Produce Weigh-off
 Scarecrow Contest
 Recipe Contest

2007 Contest Results:
 Pumpkin Weigh-off
 Scarecrow Contest
 Recipe Contest

Pumpkin Festival Webpage Archive:
2012 - Once Upon a Giant Pumpkin
2011 - Shiver Me Pumpkins!
2010 - Ropin' & Rustlin' GIANT Pumpkins
2009 - Wild about GIANT Pumpkins
2008 - The GIANT Pumpkin Party