Entertainment for the Entire Family

The 2018 Elk Grove Giant Pumpkin Festival has entertainment to please the entire family. Don't miss out on these special attractions.

Giant Pumpkin Carving

NEW this year, you can watch three world-renowned pumpkin carvers sculpt a GIANT pumpkin jack-o’-lantern in an attempt for a Guinness World Record!


Music and Band Performances

Performances will be held throughout the weekend on three stages around the festival.

Giant Pumpkin Regatta

For the 12th year at the Festival, canoes will be carved out of giant pumpkins and raced across the lake in the Giant Pumpkin Regatta. Cheer on the brave paddlers starting at noon on Sunday. 

Giant Pumpkin Drop

Don't miss this big splash! After the Regatta, watch the pumpkin boats fall from great heights into the water in the Giant Pumpkin Drop. Located near Strauss Island.

Pumpkin Festival Entertainment Schedule