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: Snowshoe Biener Trail

Explore Port Elgin's 12km of trails in Biener's Bush, accessible at Nodwell Park or Concession 10.

must see: Skate the loop

Skate Ontario's first outdoor skating loop!

must see: Snowmobile Walkerton to Chesley

District 9 has 2400 km of groomed trails and an abundance of sled-friendly communities.

must see: Cross Country Skiing at Sauble Ski Trails

Sauble Ski Trail has 18 kms of groomed ski trails branching out from Sauble Falls Provincial Park through wooded areas and open fields.

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: Camping in a Yurt

What is a yurt? A yurt is an eight-sided, 16 foot diameter, tent-like structure installed on a wooden deck floor. It can accommodate up to six people. They are nicely equipped with electric heating, outlets and lighting.

must see: Snowshoe Sauble Ski Trail

Sauble Ski Trail has 10km of snowshoe trails! The best part - stop in at the cabin for a cup of warm apple cider to warm up!

must see: Sawmill Trail

Sawmill trials include a range of loops from beginner to expert. Groomed for both diagonal and skate skiing techniques, this trail system is very popular with members, clubs and schools. There's even a night skiing option, with the Jackrabbit Loop lit when the sun goes down.