UPDATE: Valid proof of COVID-19 vaccination for visitors over the age of 5 is required for entry to indoor exhibition spaces and facilities. Learn more.

Photo of a bright orange multi-hundred pound pumpkin on a crate in front of the Conservatory

Giant Pumpkin Weekend

October 23 & 24, 2021
Giant Pumpkins on Display through October 31

Come see what Thrillist called one of the “best NYC exhibits to share on social media”

Some may think mummies, werewolves, and other monsters are the highlights of the Halloween season, but nothing tops the monstrous, gargantuan gourds that headline Giant Pumpkin Weekend. Experience some of the largest pumpkins in the world, meticulously cared for each year by elite growers and brought to NYBG in collaboration with the Great Pumpkin Commonwealth.

Included with KUSAMA Garden Pass and KUSAMA Garden & Gallery Pass tickets.

Photo of a bright orange multi-hundred pound pumpkin on a crate

Behold the Behemoths

Come meet some of the largest pumpkins in the world:

  • 2,365 pounds, grown by Andy Wolf of Little Valley, New York
  • 2,201 pounds, grown by Ron Wallace of Greene, Rhode Island
  • 2,092 pounds, grown by Alex Noel of Abington Pomfret, Connecticut
Photo of a pumpkin carving demonstration

Pumpkin Carving Demonstrations

1–4 p.m.
Everett Children’s Adventure Garden

Watch as amazing pumpkin faces and designs emerge from pumpkins of all shapes and sizes. Adam Bierton is a professional sculptor and pumpkin carver, and winner of the Food Network series Halloween Wars.

Witness the Arrival of Past Years' Giants

Giant Pumpkin Weekend arranged in collaboration with: Great Pumpkin Commonwealth logo