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Giant Pumpkin Weigh Off in Ballard Park, Ridgefield

This one-of-a-kind festival is a Fall favorite with children, parents, and grandparents! Giant pumpkins weighing up to 2,000 lbs. are brought in by truck from around the New England region and placed on a scale by forklift for a weight contest for cash prizes. Other festivities in the Park include Farm Stands & baked goods, children’s crafts and activities, dwarf goat petting area, shopping, pumpkin carving demonstration, meet the growers, music, and food trucks. New this year: bring a decorated pumpkin to enter a contest and/or vote for your favorite in several categories! The festival opens and pumpkins start arriving at 10:00 AM with the weigh off contest beginning at 12:00 PM. Make a day of it with a stroll along Ridgefield’s quaint Main Street and time for the kids to explore Ballard Park’s new accessible playground. Free to attend. For details, go to under Events and be sure to follow our Facebook page

Earlier Event: September 24
Celebrating Agriculture