Thursday, 14 September 2023 12:53

Saratoga Giant Pumpkinfest Returns

Photos provided by Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce. Photos provided by Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce.

SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce will present the 2023 Saratoga Giant Pumpkinfest on Saturday, September 23 in downtown Saratoga Springs. This free and fun-for-all-ages event will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Saratoga Springs City Center parking garage. 

Growers from all over the state and the Northeast bring the biggest pumpkins from their harvest and compete for the coveted title of “Heaviest Pumpkin of the Year.” 

Attendees can view giant pumpkins, some over 1,000 pounds, and watch the official weigh-off, which begins at 11 a.m. The festival will include fall activities as well as food and beverage vendors, and is located near the Saratoga Farmers’ Market at High Rock Park.

“We’re excited to host this family-friendly event as a kick-off to Saratoga County’s fall season of promotions for local farms and our agricultural sector,” said Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce president Todd Shimkus in the release. “It’s hard to explain how large and heavy these giant pumpkins are until you see them, so our hope is that we will have many returning guests as well as first-time event attendees curious to see what the fuss is all about.”

For more information visit and follow the event on Facebook.

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