Giant Pumpkin Festival at Elk Grove Park
Saturday, October 5 and Sunday, October 6, 10am, Elk Grove Park, no cover
Fall is here in a big way—a very big way. The way that it’s here is also gourdy and unsettlingly large: It’s the Giant Pumpkin Festival. Prolific producers of rotund produce arrive in droves to have their pumpkins weighed in hopes of taking home top honors. Come check out the big fellas this weekend, along with a host of other activities. There’s a pumpkin pie eating contest, a scarecrow contest, lots of live entertainment and more. Plus, Sunday is also the day of the Pumpkin Regatta, where human adults board and paddle pumpkins as if they were watercraft. Last year’s heaviest pumpkin was more than 2,000 pounds—what will this year’s be? 9950 Elk Grove Florin Road, yourcsd.com/392/Elk-Grove-Giant-Pumpkin-Festival.