Pumpkinfest | Port Elgin Fall Event



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Pumpkinfest port elginFrom vegetables to cars and everything in between, Port Elgin Pumpkinfest is one of “Ontario’s Top 100 Events.” The support from the great sponsors, volunteers and community have made this a unique experience each year since 1986. Featuring two giant vegetable weigh offs, one of Ontario's largest two day outdoor car shows, over 100 craft & marketplace vendors for all your shopping needs and tons of family fun attractions, Port Elgin Pumpkinfest is the place to be every Fall!

The main attractions – vegetables – become superstars in their own right. And it’s not just the heaviest pumpkin that gets the attention. They are judged from the tallest sunflower or corn stalk to the heaviest squash, watermelon, cabbage or tomato. A crowd favourite is always the most unusual or weirdest vegetable.

One of Ontario’s Top 100 Events:  This Sept 29 & 30th, 2012!

 

Pumpkinfest Port Elgin Guide 2011But it all started with a lowly orange vegetable. Whether you are a current grower or a newcomer, you can find tips and information about all you need to know to grow your own giant pumpkin. Port Elgin Pumpkinfest hosts two separate weigh-offs each year. These weigh-offs represent the international scope of the ‘sport’ as growers compete with other sites from all over the world in the Giant Pumpkin Commonwealth Weigh Off. 

After you have experienced all that the Festival Village has to offer, it’s time to head downtown to take in the Cinderella’s Carriage Antique and Classic Car Show. More than 1400 cars fill the streets in one of Ontario’s largest 2-day outdoor car shows. The show consists of vehicles 25 years and older. Newer vehicles must be unique, exotic, have obvious modifications or be an unusual vehicle not normally seen on the road.

Experience one of Ontario's most unique events and check out these events:

  • Vegetable Weigh Off Competitions
  • Pumpkinfest Contests
  • Seed Spitting
  • Artist's Village & Craft Show
  • Patches' Pumpkin Patch
  • Petal's Entertainment Area
  • Twins Game Zone
  • Harvest Star Search
  • Feathered Friends
  • Pet Show
  • Car Show
  • Motorcycle Show and Shine
  • Mascot Photo Booth

Pumpkinfest weekend has something for everyone - crafts, family entertainment, giant vegetable weigh offs and a kiddie karnival.  

More must sees:

must see: Fishing

Saugeen River is THE place fishing. An abundance of November Saugeen steelhead. Lots of steelhead in the lower Saugeen right now!

must see: Museums

The Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre offers an unforgettable experience in a journey through thousands of years of natural and human history, state of the art interactive exhibits and more!

must see: Paddling

The scenic and popular Saugeen River varies from wide, slow-flowing sections to stretches with white rapids and eddies, making the Saugeen ideal for family paddling..

must see: Mountain Biking

12,500 acres of pure cycling wilderness laced with heart breaking scenery, rivers, roots and rock.

must see: Bruce Peninsula National Park

Near Niagara Escarpment caves, beaches, & hiking.

must see: Victoria Jubilee Hall

Victoria Jubilee Hall is the Opera Hall, an elegant 300-seat theatre. The acoustics are amazing and have been lauded by many top Canadian performers.

must see: Bruce Trail

The Niagara Escarpment, from Niagara Falls to Tobermory.

must see: Saugeen Amphitheatre

There is no better place to learn about native culture than at the Saugeen Amphitheatre on the banks of the Saugeen River.