Great CNY Pumpkinfest
Sept 30, Oct 1, 2017
The Great CNY Pumpkinfest is held every year on the first weekend in October, and celebrates the harvest season with fun and games for the Entire Family.
A long-standing tradition in Oswego, the Event is sponsored by the Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce, and local businesses.
Pumpkinfest fills Washington Square Park with crafters, fresh from the farm produce, food vendors, music, and games and rides for children of all ages. It's a Chance to see the MOST GIGANTIC PUMPKINS grown in the Region !!
The TWO day Event features a wide variety of Activities including:
Arts and Crafts with Vendor tents and displays
Face Painting, Games and Rides for the kids
50/50 raffle drawing
LIVE MUSICAL PERFORMANCES
Some of the CNY Great Pumpkin Festival's favorite attractions include:
The Golden Pumpkin Award – Awarded to the restaurant / eatery that offers the most unique pumpkin themed menu item the week prior to the CNY Great Pumpkin Festival.
Pumpkin Carving Contest – In an attempt to break the official record for the most lit jack-o-lanterns in one location, a record currently held by the Keene, NH, Pumpkin Festival with a total 30,581 jack-o-lanterns, school age children are encouraged to enter as many jack-o-lanterns as they like.
Pumpkin Pie Contest – Individuals from throughout Oswego County are encouraged to breakout their favorite pumpkin pie recipe and enter their homemade pumpkin pie for a chance to own bragging rights to the best tasting pumpkin pie in Oswego County. The contest will feature two categories, one for individual community members and one for restaurants and bakeries.
In 2014, the largest and heaviest pumpkin ever grown in NY State was recorded, weighing in at 1,725.5 pounds! More than 30 growers entered giant pumpkins, squash, gourds, tomatoes, turnips, and other produce to compete for the top prizes.
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