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Ukiah Events: Country Pumpkin Fest Held Annually in October in Ukiah, California


Ukiah Country Pumpkinfest

Saturday & Sunday, October 2010

This year's Pumpkinfest

• Parade at 10 am
• Haunted House
• Beer and Wine Tasting
• Arts and Crafts
• Free Children’s Activities
• 3-on-3 Hoop Tourney
• Scout-O’-Rama
• Pet Costume Contest
• Scarecrow City
• Pumpkin Pie Bake Off (Download the Bake Off Entry Form)

Pumpkinfest Sponsorship Opportunities and Benefits:
Download a Pumpkinfest 2009 Sponsor Package (PDF* 407K)

Pumpkinfest Parade
Saturday, October 18th, 10am
Theme: "Pumpkinfest goes Hollywood"
Starting at the Redwood Empire Fairgrounds. For entries call (707) 463-3668
Download the Parade Entry Form

Savings Bank Scarecrow City
Join the pumpkin paparazzi in Savings Bank’s Scarecrow City and see the creative ways local school children dress up and display their scarecrows. Every year the Savings Bank pairs local merchants and classrooms together to compete. Scarecrow City is on display Saturday & Sunday during PumpkinFest in front of the Savings Bank at 200 N. School Street. Scarecrow City Teacher and Classroom Sponsor Form

Call for more Pumpkinfest information:
Parade Entries: (707) 463-3668
To Perform: (707) 463-6231
General Info and Weigh Off Applications: (707) 463-6231

The Country Pumpkinfest blends a harvest and music festival into the Halloween holiday, this annual two-day event is held each fall in the month of October. Along with a variety of delicious foods, the streets of Downtown Ukiah are filled with craft vendors, fine arts exhibits, and "Scarecrow City". Enjoy live music, a country fiddle contest and the ever-popular children's carnival including many games and amusements. Try your luck at a pie-eating contest or show off your green thumb by entering the great pumpkin weigh-off! For more information regarding Pumpkinfest call the City of Ukiah at 707-463-6712.

Big pumpkins are exciting! They are fun to look at and they make wonderful jack-o'-lanterns. Len Stellpflog (well known in pumpkin circles) suggests carved big pumpkins last longer if you stand them on the stem end. This is due to the stem end being approximately twice the thickness of the opposite end. When the heavier end is up, they collapse in about a week, especially if broad areas have been carved away.

Howard Dill of Windsor, Nova Scotia, Canada started the strain of seeds known as The Atlantic Giant. By 1979 the world was beginning to pay attention to these giants and today many of the world's top growers are women. The giant pumpkins ranged from 963 lbs. to 887.5 lbs.!

All computer buffs will be happy to know that a pumpkin web site has been installed on the World Wide Web. To access all the information and news about giant pumpkins, go to

Prizes are awarded as follows:
First: $1 per pound
Second: $300.00
Third: $200.00
Fourth: $150.00
Fifth: $100.00
Sixth-Tenth: $80.00 each
Eleventh-Fifteenth: $70.00 each
Largest Greenie: $50.00
Ugliest: $25.00

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