Elk Grove Giant Pumpkin Festival


Take the family to experience a local festival that will transport you right into the pages of Mother Goose and other beloved children’s tales. The 18th Annual Giant Pumpkin Festival of Elk Grove will be full of whimsical children’s book wonder, as well as plenty of gigantic pumpkins!

Some of California’s heftiest pumpkins weigh off at the Elk Grove Festival. In fact, the California state record has been set here for the past three years. Aside from the gargantuan gourds, attractions include a scarecrow contest, pumpkin boat races, recipe contest, shopping, kids activities and two stages full of family entertainment. For more information, click here.

Who: Cosumnes Community Services District
What: Elk Grove Giant Pumpkin Festival
When: Oct. 6-7, from 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Where: Elk Grove Regional Park
Cost: Free admission. Parking $5.