Monstrous pumpkins from around the world—all weighing in at more than a ton—once again arrive at the Garden, arranged in collaboration with the Great Pumpkin Commonwealth. Meet the growers to learn more about the growing process during Q&A sessions and enjoy photo ops with these giant gourds, on display through October 31.
Record-Breaking Pumpkins, Squashes, & Gourds
See which of 2017’s giants from around the world will be on hand at the Garden—with not just the biggest pumpkins, but the heaviest squashes, longest gourds, and more on display throughout the weekend.
Largest Pumpkin Grown in the World, 2017
North American all-time record
Grown by: Joel Holland
Weight: 2,363 lbs.
2nd Largest Pumpkin Grown in the World, 2017
United Kingdom all-time record
Grown by: Ian Paton and Stuart Paton
Weight: 2,269 lbs.
Largest Squash Grown in the World, 2017
Grown by: Joe Jutras
North Scituate, Rhode Island
Weight: 2,118 lbs.
Longest Gourd Grown in the United States, 2017
Grown by: Pete Vander Wielen
Length: 143.75 in.
Meet the Growers
Giant pumpkins from around the world once again arrive at the Garden, arranged in collaboration with the Great Pumpkin Commonwealth. Take advantage of this great photo op with your family, and see how you measure up! Ask the farmers your most pressing questions about growing these giants.
In the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden
Saturday, October 21; 1 & 3 p.m.
In the Visitor Center
Sunday, October 22; 1 p.m.
Giant Pumpkin Seed Harvest
Everett Children’s Adventure Garden; Saturday, 1 & 3 p.m.
Leon Levy Visitor Center; Sunday, 1 p.m.
Once this year’s biggest pumpkins have seen the spotlight at NYBG, their work isn’t done. Members of the Great Pumpkin Commonwealth will be opening these monstrous gourds and climbing inside to harvest their equally impressive seeds.
Once gathered, they’ll be used to grow the next generation of giant pumpkins in 2018. Stop in to see this hands-on process for yourself!
Whole Foods Market® Trick-or-Treat Trail
Come dressed in your favorite costume to visit the Whole Foods Market® Trick-or-Treat Trail in the Children’s Adventure Garden. Decorate a bag to collect wholesome goodies during this extraordinary weekend of hands-on activities and special events.
Take a Peek at Last Year's Giants!
Giant Pumpkin Weekend arranged in collaboration with: