The Gigantic Pumpkin Contest

The gigantic pumpkin contest has become quite popular since it first began fourteen years ago. The largest pumpkin entry was in 2011 and weighed in at 1105 pounds. Join us and the pumpkins on Saturday, September 21 at the Pendleton County Health Department.

This year the weigh-in time has been changed to one hour, 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. The first place winner will receive $400, second place will receive $200, and third place will receive $100. All three winners will also receive a ribbon.

Your pumpkin doesn’t win? then enter our decorating contest. The decorating contest time will remain the same – 11:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Each winner in this contest will receive $25 and a ribbon. The judging categories are: Most Unique, Cutest, Creepiest, Prettiest, Scariest and Most Original.

All winners will be announced and awarded prizes at Noon on the Main Stage.

Please see our Rules and Regulations page for details.