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River Prairie Ginormous Pumpkin Festival Weigh-Off
September 24, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm MDT
Location: River Prairie Park. Front Porch Place, Altoona, WI 54720
Date: Saturday, September 24, 2022
The 2022 River Prairie Ginormous Pumpkin Festival celebrates giant pumpkins and their growers. The Festival will usher in the fall season to the Chippewa Valley with giant pumpkins lining River Prairie Park. Confirmed events include a giant pumpkin weigh-off and pumpkin dessert contest.
The City will provide lunches for the growers. At this time we are anticipating a normal weigh-off, but will make adjustments, if necessary, for COVID safety. The site record is currently held by Jim Ford at, 2015 pounds. There will be a premium of $500 paid to the winner of the contest if it beats the site record!
Prize categories include Pumpkins, Watermelon, Long Gourd, Field Pumpkins, Squash, Tomato, Marrow, Bushel Gourd, Mayor’s Choice Award, Closest Weight Prize, and the Howard Dill
More information to come!