25 Years and Growing!

Have you ever seen a pumpkin that weighs as much as a small car? Have you ever heard of giant pumpkins being carved into canoes and raced across a lake? See all that and more at the 25th annual Elk Grove Giant Pumpkin Festival on October 5 and 6 in Elk Grove Park.

This GOURDgeous festival features cash prize competitions, the Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off, Hometown Pumpkin Pie-Eating Contest, Pumpkin Food Court, a pumpkin patch and so much more. After the Pumpkin Regatta, we even drop a one-ton pumpkin into the lake for a splash that is over 10 feet high! To top it all off, X Games athletes will be featured in a BMX stunt show! With shows every hour, meet ‘n greets, and a virtual reality experience – this is an attraction you won’t want to miss.

The best part may be the lifelong memories you make with your family at the Giant Pumpkin Festival.

To learn more, follow @ElkGroveGPF on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.


  • Starting Saturday, October 5th, 2019, repeated every 2 days until Sunday, October 06, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm


Giant Pumpkin Festival