Join the Elk Grove Giant Pumpkin Festival as a Sponsor
For 25 years, the Elk Grove Giant Pumpkin Festival (GPF) has welcomed guests of all ages to Elk Grove Park over the first weekend in October. What began in 1994 as a small harvest celebration is now Elk Grove's largest family festival.
The GPF has something for everyone, with attractions including the Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off, pumpkin recipe contest, scarecrow contest, youth art contest, kids zone, live entertainment, hands-on arts and crafts, agricultural area, pumpkin food, and a quirky race across the lake between giant pumpkin boats!
The festival attracts an estimated 65,000 guests based on revenue from parking.
The festival is hosted by the Cosumnes Community Services District (CSD) Parks and Recreation Department in partnership with many sponsors. A portion of festival proceeds benefit local youth and service organizations.
A majority of the festival's audience resides in Elk Grove, California. Elk Grove is a city in Sacramento County, located just south of the state capital of Sacramento. It is part of the Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville Metropolitan Statistical Area. Its population is 174,205.
In recent years, the festival has attracted media coverage locally, nationally and worldwide, including Malta, Australia, Great Britain, Hungary, Indonesia and South Korea.