Ridgefield Hosts Giant Pumpkin Weigh Off

Giant Pumpkin Weigh off Festival

Sunday, September 28, 2014

10:00 am  until 3:00 pm

Pumpkin Weigh Off at 12 Noon

Ballard Park, Main Street, Ridgefield

Ridgefield’s Ballard Park will be converted into a Giant Pumpkin Weigh off Festival on Sunday, September 28, 2014. Presented by the Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce and the Connecticut Giant Pumpkin Growers Club, this event will attract giant pumpkin growers from all over the region who will compete for cash prizes in competitions for the heaviest pumpkin and squash and the longest gourd.

Vendor booths will be themed to support the economy associated with the fall harvest season.  Enjoy musical entertainment and a giant pumpkin carving demonstration by a professional carver at this great Fall event!

“This family oriented Fall event, which is focused on harvest, agriculture, and farm education has something for everyone. We invite people of all ages to enjoy a day out in beautiful Ballard Park in downtown Ridgefield.  The enormous pumpkins are kind of magical, some of them nearly 1,500 pounds! Its great fun talking with the growers and hearing the stories about the process and pampering of these giant vegetables,” said Susan Ahlstrom, Executive Director of the Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce, hosts of the event.

Register to be a grower, sponsor or vendor at www.ridgefieldchamber.org or call the Chamber at (203) 438-5992.


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