October 5, 2019 – October 6, 2019 all-day America/Chicago Timezone
Lawrence Community Center
600 E Main St
Anamosa, IA 52205
Anamosa Area Chamber of Commerce
319 462-4879
Anamosa Pumpkinfest & Ryan Norlin GIANT Pumpkin Weigh-off @ Lawrence Community Center | Anamosa | Iowa | United States
First Weekend in October

Welcome to the Pumpkin Capital of Iowa!  Fun For The Entire Family! – Enjoy a true Main Street Festival and be part of the festivities that have drawn thousands to Anamosa since 1989.  Some activities include dozens of food and craft vendors, kids’ games, one of the largest parades in all of Iowa, and of course, GIANT pumpkins! For more info, contact the Anamosa Area Chamber of Commerce office at 319 462 4879.  For more information on the Ryan Norlin GIANT Pumpkin Weigh-off, contact Greg Norlin, Site Coordinator, at 319 462 4674.

Saturday, October 5th, 2019

8 a.m. – Noon   Ryan Norlin GIANT Pumpkin Weigh-off

9 a.m. 5K Run

9 a.m. Horseshoe Tournament

9 a.m. Construction Fun Zone

9 a.m. – 10 a.m. Pumpkin Recipe Contest

9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Pumpkin Carving Exhibit

9 a.m. – 5p.m. Food & Crafts on Main Street

10 a.m. Kids Pumpkinfest Games

10 a.m. Prince & Princess Coronation

10 a.m. Pumpkin Toss

10 a.m. Bags Tournament

11 a.m. Hay Bale Toss

11 a.m. Water Ball Tournament

11 a.m. – 1p.m. Chili Cook Off

11:30 a.m. TTT Big Wheel Races

1:00 p.m. Grant Wood Scenic Byway Car Cruise Display

2:15  Pumpkinfest Parade on Main St.

7 p.m. Bowling Tournament

Sunday, October 6th, 2019

8 a.m. – Noon   Rotary Pumpkin Pancake Breakfast

Noon    Al Eden Memorial Garden Tractor Pull

10 a.m.    4-Person Best Shot (Wapsi C.C.)


Weigh-Off Info

  • 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)
  • Admission: $2.00 or no charge with 2019 Pumkpkinfest button ( 12 & under FREE)
  • Don’t Miss The Weird Veggie Display!
  • For more Weigh-off info including all prizes, rules and history visit: MidwestGiantPumpkinGrowers.com


  • Dozens of Prizes to Win!
  • $250 Top Prize
  • $1 per chance!
  • Drawings immediately following the parade.
  • To purchase call: 319-462-4879, visit Anamosa Banks or contact a Pumpkinfest committee member.