Washington Square Park - Route 104 East, Oswego, NY 13126
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Business or Event Name*:The Great Pumpkin Festival
Business or Event Type*:Harvest/Fall Festival
Detailed Description*:Join us in beautiful Washington Square Park in the heart of Oswego as we celebrate all things Pumpkin! Watch the weighing of the Giant Pumpkins Saturday,October 5th beginning at 10am (registration begins at 9am). Pumpkins from all over New York State will be vying for the grand prize of $2,000. The park opens at 11am. There will be rides and games for kids, crafters, great food and live entertainment for the entire family - and admission is FREE!
THE GREAT PUMPKIN FESTIVAL , celebrates the designation of Oswego as one of twenty international weigh-in sites for pumpkin growers competing in the Great Pumpkin Commonwealth. Growers from Oswego, and throughout New York, Pennsylvania, and Canada will be traveling to Oswego to compete. In 1996, the Commonwealth weighed in the first ever ONE THOUSAND POUND PUMPKIN.
Oswego's winners included a 752 pound pumpkin, a 731 pound squash, and a 107 pound watermelon. In addition to its record-breaking veggies, pumpkinfest features live music, arts and crafts vendors and demonstrations, pumpkin carving lessons, ghost stories, scarecrow building and pumpkin carving contests, a mini farmer's market, and a wide variety of hearty foods.
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Event Hours*:11:00 AM TO 6:00 PM
Address*:Washington Square Park E. Bridge St. between E. 3rd & E 4th Sts. Oswego, NY 13126 - -, - - United States