september, 2021

2021 Ridgefield Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off and Festival

26sep10:00 am3:00 pm2021 Ridgefield Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off and FestivalBallard Park

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Event Details

Ridgefield’s 9th Annual Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off, co-chaired by Steve Maydan and Jessica Collins, will take place in Ballard Park on Sunday, September 26 from 10:00 am-3:00 pm. This is a free event and open to the public!

Presented by the Connecticut Giant Pumpkin Growers Club, this year’s Giant Pumpkin Weigh Off promises to be BIGGER than ever! Now in its 9th year, the Giant Pumpkin Weigh Off has become a GIANT success and attracts hundreds of people of all ages! We are looking for exhibitors, farm stands, crafters/artisans to fit the “FALL,” “harvest,” and “agricultural” theme.

Pumpkins from the New England region compete for cash prizes. Attendees visit the Park to view the pumpkins, meet the growers, listen to music, and shop the farm stands and other vendors. There will also be musical entertainment, farm animal exhibits, a pumpkin carving demonstration, and more!

Pumpkin Decorating Contest for Kids: From 10am to 3:00pm, families will be treated to a day chockful of fun! In addition to food trucks, dwarf goats, music, activities for kids, and event farm stands, the Giant Pumpkin Weigh-off will feature a Pumpkin Decorating Contest for kids. Here’s how it works: Drop off your pumpkin entry at the Pumpkin Decorating Booth in Ballard Park between 10:00 and 11:00 am. You can vote for your favorite pumpkin from 11:00 to 1:45. Winners and prize ribbons will be announced at 2:00 pm.

Vendors and exhibitors are invited to participate. The vendor participant fee is $150 for a 10’x10’ space in the exhibit area of the park. This will be set up very similar to previous years.

If you are interested in being a sponsor or vendor, please email  [email protected]


(Sunday) 10:00 am - 3:00 pm


Ballard Park

485 Main Street, Ridgefield CT 06877