Giant Pumpkin Weigh Off Features Pumpkin Decorating Contest for Kids

Ridgefield's 9th Annual Giant Pumpkin Weigh-off, co-chaired by Steve Maydan and Jessica Collins, will take place in Ballard Park on Sunday, September 26 from 10:00 am-3:00 pm. This is a free event and open to the public!

But, Ridgefield's Giant Pumpkin Weigh-off isn't only about the largest, most magnificent pumpkin. From 10am to 3:00pm, families will be treated to a day chockful of fun! In addition to food trucks, dwarf goats, music, activities for kids, and event farm stands, the Giant Pumpkin Weigh-off will feature a Pumpkin Decorating Contest for kids. 

Here's how it works:

Drop off your pumpkin entry at the Pumpkin Decorating Booth in Ballard Park between 10:00 and 11:00 am. You can vote for your favorite pumpkin from 11:00 to 1:45. Winners and prize ribbons will be announced at 2:00 pm.

Judging Categories

 Pick of the Patch - 1st Place

 Pumpkin Bumpkin - 2nd Place

 Jovial Jack O’ Lantern - 3rd Place

The Rules

● Pumpkin may not be larger than 2’ x 2’ x 2’ or heavier than 35 lbs

● All entries must be real. No artificial pumpkins will be accepted.

● All pumpkins must be picked up by 3:00 pm or they will be claimed by Giant Pumpkin Weigh-off committee

●Pumpkins may be carved or hollowed, objects, material, and paper may be glued or pinned to the pumpkin. Participants can also draw of pain on the pumpkin.

● Do not write or display your name on your entry, all entries will receive an identification number.

● Pumpkins must be appropriate and child-friendly. We reserve the right to reject the entry.

Visit the Giant Pumpkin Weigh-off website here for additional details.


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