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Giant Pumpkin Weekend

October 26 & 27, 2019
Giant Pumpkins on Display through October 31

10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

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 highlight of the Halloween season, but nothing tops the monstrous, gargantuan gourds that headline Giant Pumpkin Weekend. Get up close and personal with some of the largest pumpkins in the world, meticulously cared for every year by elite growers and brought to NYBG in collaboration with the Great Pumpkin Commonwealth.

Behold the Behemoths

Come meet three of the largest pumpkins in the world:

  • 2,116 pounds, grown by Woody Lancaster of Topsfield, MA
  • 2,016 pounds, grown by Woody Lancaster of Topsfield, MA
  • 1,935.5 pounds, grown by Joe Jutras of North Scituate, RI

Meet the Growers: Q&A and Seed Harvesting

October 26; 1 & 3 p.m.
October 27; 12 p.m.
Throughout the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden

Watch as we harvest the pumpkins’ immense seeds, ask the growers your most pressing questions about growing these giants, and snap a selfie next to these massive pumpkins to see how you measure up!

Photo of a man and a child next to a giant pumpkin

Pumpkin Carving Demonstrations

1–4 p.m.

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.

Photo of a pumpkin carving demonstration

Witness the Arrival of This Year's Giants

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