Giant Pumpkin and Produce Contest

Weighing in at nearly one ton, you've never seen pumpkins like this before! Giant pumpkin growers from all over California and beyond will be vying for the top prize – and perhaps a world record – as each of their enormous gourds hit the scale on Saturday morning. Enter your own produce or pumpkins for a chance to win cash prizes, or cheer from the stands as the monstrous orange orbs are moved with a forklift to a special scale.

Event Details

  • Date: Saturday, October 2
  • Time: 9 am - 3 pm
  • Location: Elk Grove Park (Pumpkin Pavilion)


  • Cost: $10 Entry Fee (includes two-day parking pass if registered by September 17). 
  • Pre-registration Deadline: September 17. 
  • Walk-up registration available between 7 am and 9 am on Saturday, October 2.

Entry and Participation Forms

  • Register online (available soon)
  • Pumpkin & Produce Contest Brochure (available soon) - Official rules, prize money and Regatta information

Pumpkin & Produce Results

Sponsorship Available

  • Don't miss your opportunity to be part of Elk Grove's largest family festival! For more information about sponsorship opportunities, please see our 2021 Giant Pumpkin Festival Sponsor Deck or contact Anna Hooper at 916-405-5303.