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!
Saratoga Spring Water Co.
Anne's Washington Inn
Impressions of Saratoga
Spa City Farmer's Market
Cornell Cooperative Extension
Empire Fork Lift
Shelby's Five Corners Diner
$8,500 in prizes for 2019 winners
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 518-584-9807.
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.