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Saratoga's Giant PumpkinFest!

Sunday, September 29, 2019

The Saratoga County Chamber Of Commerce, the Saratoga Spa State Park, and the Spa City Farmers Market is proud to host our 4th Annual Saratoga Giant PumpkinFest Weigh-Off this September 29th!

Giant pumpkin growers from the Northeast will again compete at this Festival to find the biggest pumpkin of the year. Last season, we had 40+ giant pumpkins and a crowd of 10,000 people in attendance. This year prizes will total $8,500.

Mark your calendar now for Sunday, September 29th, and plan to bring the entire family to the Saratoga Spa State Park.

The Saratoga Giant PumpkinFest is a FREE family friendly event. These giant pumpkins begin arriving at 9 a.m. with the weigh off starting at 11 a.m. There is the Spa City Farmer's Market; the Adirondack Trust Kid Zone, food vendors, and special exhibits.

Best of all, you can take photos and selfies with these giant pumpkins to share with friends and family!

Schedule of Activities!

9:00 a.m. - Registration opens for Giant Pumpkin Weigh Off

10;00 a.m. - Spa City Farmer's Market Opens

10:00 a.m. - Adirondack Trust Kid's Zone Opens

10:00 a.m. - Food Vendors & Exhibits Open

11:00 a.m. - Weigh-off Begins

3:00 p.m. - Farmer's Market & Adirondack Kid's Zone Closes

4:00 p.m. - Giant Pumpkin Contest Winners Announced and Giant Pumpkins Removed.


Special thanks to our sponsors!

Sunnyside gardens
Adirondack Trust Vertical
Captain Sponsor
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Stewart's Shops

Dizzy Chicken

Stone Industries

Saratoga Honda

Dunkin Donuts

Saratoga Spring Water Co.

Anne's Washington Inn

Impressions of Saratoga

Spa City Farmer's Market

Cornell Cooperative Extension

Capital Bank

Empire Fork Lift

Bath Fitter

Saratoga Bridges

Shelby's Five Corners Diner

$8,500 in prizes for 2019 winners

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Rules and entry information for pumpkin growers

We're excited to host the 4th Annual Saratoga Giant PumpkinFest, on Sunday, September 29th, at the Saratoga Spa State Park. This year's event will take place near the reflecting pool in the Saratoga Spa State Park.

We will again be following the rules of the Greater Pumpkin Commonwealth.

Below is the form growers should fill out and bring with them (along with payment) for same-day registration. Registration will begin in the Park at 9:00 a.m. The weighing will start at 11:00 a.m.

Special Overnight Rates for Giant Pumpkin Growers

Special thanks to Joe Bokan, at Anne's Washington Inn, on South Broadway, in Saratoga Springs for hosting contestants in the 2019 Saratoga Giant Pumpkin Festival. Room rates between $99 and $169 for contestants. Contact Joe at or call 518-584-9807.

Pumpkins at Annes Washington Inn

Featured foods at PumpkinFest & Spa City Farmer's Market

Dizzy Chicken - Wood Fired Rotisserie Chicken and Macaroni & Cheese

Stewart's Shops Ice Cream

Euro Delicacies- Greek type foods, stuffed cabbage, baklava, and etc.

BackStretch Barbeque: BBQ foods

High Noon: Pepper & Sausage Sandwiches, Quiche, salads

Dickinson's Delights: Crepes (sweet & savory) Baked goods, potato & macaroni salads

Giovanni Fresco: Italian Foods - pasta, lasagna, coffee, arancini balls, Italian desserts

Sopranos: Italian Foods: Meatball subs, arancini balls, fried eggplant

Vital Eats: Vegan Foods, french fries, veggie burgers

Vashti's: Caribbean and American style Foods (rice, veggies, stews, jerk chicken)

Naga; Stuffed Breads

Cyde O Scope Farm: Egg sandwiches, hamburgers, hotdogs, salads

Fictitious Farm: BBQ Chicken on a stick

Alaturco Grill: Gyros

Smoothie Shoppe: smoothies

Saratoga Urban Farm: Kombucha by the cup

Urban Roots: Fresh squeezed juice

Left Field Foods: Shave Ice

Nothing Bundt Cakes


Want to be a food vendor at the 2019 Saratoga Giant PumpkinFest? Please contact Keith VanVeghten for details!

Parking Map - More Options for 2019


Become a Saratoga Giant PumpkinFest Sponsor

The Saratoga Giant PumpkinFest attracts thousands of people to the Saratoga Spa State Park, predominantly families looking to see these giant pumpkins up close.

Besides supporting this family friendly event that promotes our area's agricultural community, sponsors of this event benefit from the extensive promotion we do via email and digitally to attract families from across the Saratoga and Capital Region to attend this event.

We have a range of sponsorship opportunities available with varied benefits. The Saratoga County Foundation is a 501c3 charitable organization making all donations tax deductible.

Please contact Keith VanVeghten with any questions about sponsoring this event.

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