October 5, 2019 @ 10:00 AM – October 6, 2019 @ 5:00 PM America/Chicago Timezone
E Main St
Anamosa, IA 52205
Anamosa Area Chamber of Commerce
319 462-4879
Anamosa Pumpkinfest & Ryan Norlin GIANT Pumpkin Weigh-off @ 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 a complete list of activities and events, visit the Calendar page on this website.  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.


8:00 a.m. to 4 p.m.    

Ryan Norlin GIANT Pumpkin Weigh-off, Awards at Noon
Lawrence Community Center, 600 E Main St.

9:00 a.m.   

Pumpkinfest 5K Run & Walk, Registration begins at 8
Route TBD
Register Online HERE
2019 Pumpkinfest 5k reg form

9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Pumpkin Carving Exhibit
Location TBD

9:00 a.m.

Detector Dog Demonstrations
East Main St.

9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Horseshoe Tournament
Wapsiana Park, First St. and Linn St.

9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Craft & Food Vendors
2019 Vendor Registration Form
Main St.

9:30 a.m.to 4:00 p.m. 

Kid’s Games & Hungry Hippo Inflatable Game
Remley, Willems, McQuillen & Voss LLP, 301 E Main St

10:00 a.m.  

Anamosa Firefighter’s Water Ball Tournament
E. Main St.

10:00 a.m.  

Prince & Princess Coronation, To participate:
Pumpkinfest Royalty Registration Form
REGISTRATION DUE: Thursday, Sept. 21
Lawrence Community Center, 600 E Main St.

10:00 a.m.  

Pumpkin Roll, 50/50 Cash Prize- Thursday, Oct 4 @6:45 pm
Walworth Ave (top of hill)

11:30 a.m-1:30 p.m.

Michael Moncada and Whiskey High Band
300 Block of East Main Street

11:30 a.m.

Kid’s Big Wheel Races
Maquoketa Valley REC Parking Lot, 109 N. Huber St.

10:00 a.m.-noon 

Hay Bale Toss
Location TBA

2:15 p.m. 

Pumpkinfest Parade, 2018 Theme: “Throwback 30”
Pumpkinfest Parade Registration Form
Line-up at Walworth Ave.
Main St.


Pumpkinfest Raffle Drawings, $250 Top Prize, Dozens of Prizes to Win!
**All prizes must be picked up within 30 days or a new winner will be drawn.
Parade Announcer, Main St.


8:00 a.m.-noon  

Ananosa Rotary Pumpkin Pancake Breakfast
Lawrence Community Center

10:00 a.m.    

Golf Tournament, 4 Person Best Shot
Wapsipinicon Country Club, 21309 Co Rd


Al Eden Memorial Garden Tractor Pull
Across from Anamosa HS Football Field,

1 p.m.  

First Annual Family Kickball Tournament
Monroe Baseball Field