Welcome to the Pumpkin Capital of Iowa! Due to the current ongoing pandemic, we have had to cancel many of our annual Pumpkinfest activities. The plan is to still hold the Weigh-off, but it will not be open to the public. Please check back for more information on a possible “drive thru” opportunity to see this year’s entries. For more information on the Ryan Norlin GIANT Pumpkin Weigh-off, contact Greg Norlin, Site Coordinator, at 319 462 4674.
Saturday, October 3rd, 2020
8m – noon Ryan Norlin GIANT Pumpkin Weigh-off (closed to public)
9am – noon Pumpkin Carving – Pumpkin Paiting Contest (Pre-entry required, displayed on Main Street Anamosa)
10 am Pumpkin Roll $10/ pumpkin (Walworth Ave)
$500, $100 & $50 cash prizes
Tickets are available at the following locations: Citizens Bank, Fidelity Bank, F&M Bank and the Chamber Office or from any Pumpkinfest Committtee Member
Noon – Pumpkinfest fun run/walk & costume contest (300 block of Main Street)
1:30pm – 3pm Reverse Parade (Lawrence Community Center Parking Lot)
All shirts must be ordered online this year, we will not have any on hand to sell. Buttons will also be available.
Sunday, October 4th, 2020
10 a.m. 4-Person Best Shot (Wapsi C.C.)
- Over $11,000 in Prizes!!!
- Weighing GIANT Pumpkins, Watermelons, Bushel Gourds & Long Gourds.
- Open To All! – Field Pumpkin Category (stem must be green)
- $200 Top Prize
- Sponsored by David W. Smith, Farm Bureau Fiancial Services (Stem must be green)
- For more Weigh-off info including all prizes, rules and history visit: MidwestGiantPumpkinGrowers.com